This is not a good thing for someone who still feels young at heart and still enjoys getting out and about on a skateboard as much as possible.
Recently my skateboarding has been the cause of several arm and shoulder injuries. Not from falling but just from the very act of skateboarding. Specifically the action of swinging my arms around to maintain balance when performing even simple tricks.
Some of it is probably a failure on part to do any stretching exercises before skateboarding. Something I've never ever had to do but am reluctantly taking on board if it means less injury.
I'm also thinking that maybe the ease at which I do get injured could be partially due to diet.
I'm not an unhealthy eater. In fact I lost 12 kilos last year through a change of diet, and have managed to keep the weight off ever since. However I do tend to eat the same foods daily because it's just convenient to know what to make for my meals without having to think too much about it.
For that reason I've been considering taking a multivitamin supplement for a while. I mean there could be gaps in my diet, and maybe some of those gaps are contributing to the ease at which I sustain injury?
That said, I'm both skeptical of multivitamins, and I hate taking tablets unless it's absolutely necessary (such as pain relief or headache medication). I really don't want to be one of those people taking a lolly bag full of tablets on a daily basis before I'm on a pension and actually need that amount of drugs just to stay alive.
Despite that, I bought a bottle of a leading multivitamin brand and started taking one a day, just after breakfast. These tablets are targeted at adult males and are supposed to promote healthy skin, improve muscle function, increase energy, and improve immunity. All things that I could use a boost in.
Today is day three of taking them.
So far, I can't say I've noticed any real change. I haven't injured myself recently but I haven't really been skating on account of trying to make sure my body is fully recovered from all the previous injuries.
We'll see how I go. If I do notice any dramatic changes I'll let you know. If you happen to take multivitamins, and feel they work, maybe you can recommend your brand to me and let me know how they've been effective for you.