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How to Limit Common Workout Injuries

January 20, 20159 min
For any individual who is physically active, there is a possibility of sustaining an injury.While some injuries -- such as an ankle sprain or fracture -- are difficult to prevent, many other injuries are avoidable. By following a few simple guidelines, injuries such as muscle strains, tendonitis and overuse injuries can be reduced.For instance, every workout must begin with a warm-up and end with a cool-down. A warm-up is necessary to prepare the body for exercise by increasing heart rate and blood flow to working muscles.The warm-up should start slow and easy and consist of a general cardiovascular exercise such as walking, jogging or biking.Listen in as John P. Higgins, MD, discusses ways to reduce those pesky workout injuries.

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