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Injury Prevention Guide


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These tips will help you avoid injuries during exercise.

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Injury Prevention Guide

  1. 1. ALWAYS WARM UP FIRST Begin your exercise routine with some light warm-up activities. These can include walking for a few minutes, riding an exercise bike or jumping rope. DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH Stretching your muscles and ligaments before and after you exercise helps keep them limber and prevents injuries due to overuse. Make stretching part of your routine. START SLOW Trying to do too much too soon can be jarring for your body and increase the risk of injury. When starting a new exercise routine, ease into it. MIX IT UP Doing the same type of exercises every day puts too much strain on certain body parts and increases the chance of injury. Vary your exercise routines and focus on different muscle groups each day to give some of them a rest. STAY LOOSE Regular massage therapy can help keep your muscles and ligaments loose and make them more resistant to injury. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP Working with a personal trainer or fitness expert can help you create a workout regimen that will be right for you and protect you from injuries. STAY HYDRATED AND FUELED Exercising when you’re dehydrated or if you have low blood sugar can lead to tired muscles and greater risk of injury. Eat an adequate, balanced diet and drink plenty of water. DRESS FOR SUCCESS Wear appropriate clothing for whatever workout you’re doing. This includes wearing the proper safety equipment for contact or extreme sports. TAKE A BREATHER Giving your body time to recover from an intense workout is just as important for your health as the workout. Take a day off once or twice a week so you don’t overdo it. INJURY PREVENTION Guide For Exercise Put these tips to work to avoid injuries that can short-circuit your fitness goals