A "weekend warrior" is a term describing individuals who work hard during the week and play hard during the weekend. These individuals commonly compete in sports activities such as tennis, basketball, softball, soccer or golf. Other types of recreational exercise include jogging, riding a bicycle or even swimming. Regardless of the sport played, the one common denominator is the pain and discomfort they suffer when Monday morning comes around.
Exercise is not only beneficial for the heart and lungs, but it is equally beneficial for our emotional well-being. However, as we age, muscles, tendons and ligaments shorten and stiffen, causing pain and discomfort. When a person exercises intensely only once or twice a week, he or she is more likely to suffer an injury because the body is not prepared for the stress.