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Kayaking on the lake

Sports Injury Prevention Tips

People who take part in regular activities can develop overuse injuries when they push their bodies past the limit. Make sure to get the most out of your summer activities by taking care of your body.

  • Warm up properly. For example, make small to large circles with your arms below shoulder level or gently jog in place to warm up leg muscles.
  • Foam roll and stretch before running, golfing or cycling.
  • Try different types of activities to use different muscle groups.
  • Wear the appropriate footwear and clothing for the sport.
  • Pay attention to how your body is feeling and take a rest day when needed.
  • Use the proper safety equipment, such as wearing a bicycle helmet when riding a bike or using a personal flotation device for water sports.

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