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Injury Prevention

Although it may be impossible to fully eliminate injuries from sport and recreational activities, through clinical research integrated training has been shown to lower injury risk, and make sports safer to participate in. From your experience, what single aspect of injury prevention is most important? How have you addressed it?

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1. Although it may be impossible to fully eliminate injuries from sport and recreational activities, through clinical research integrated training has been shown to lower injury risk, and makes sports safer to participate in. From your experience, what single aspect of injury prevention is most important?

Most frequent sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments) and strains (injuries to muscles), caused when an abnormal stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. There are many aspects of injury prevention, such as:

1. Do not over do it. Avoid training or activities when you are tired or in pain
2. Increase your consumption of carbohydrate during periods of heavy training
3. Take rest breaks. Increase in training should be matched with increases in resting
4. Play safe. Follow the rules.
5. Increase flexibility. Stretching exercises before and after training and games can increase flexibility.
6. Wear the right gear. Players should wear appropriate protective equipment such as pads (neck, shoulder, elbow, chest, knee, shin), helmets, mouthpieces, face guards, protective cups, and/or eyewear. Wear the proper footwear, etc.
7. Strengthen muscles. Conditioning exercises ...

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This solution discusses a single aspect of injury prevention that is most important, and how it should be addressed.

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