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REDUCE CHANCEs OF INJURY

INJURIES DURING EXERCISE

  • According to the National Safety Council, in 2019, with or without equipment exercise accounted for about 468,000 injuries. More than any individual competitive or recreational sport.

INJURIES DURING SPORTS

  • According to the National Safety Council, in 2019, basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey, and track & field accounted for 1,232,500 injuries.

HOW CAN WE REDUCE CHANCES OF INJURY:

  • In the short term, when we exercise, workout, train, or play sports. We can reduce chances of injury by following proper warm-up procedures, performing movements with intention, purpose, and focus, have regressions available if an exercise cannot be performed. In addition, making sure quality of sleep, proper hydration, and nutrition should be prioritized.

  • In the long term, we can reduce the chances of injury by effective programming taking into consideration the person's recreational fitness activities, sports practices, and games. Using training to increase eccentric (deceleration) and isometric (resist movement) power and strength. As well as improving mobility, stability, and cardiorespiratory fitness. Finally, quality of sleep, proper hydration, and nutrition should be prioritized.