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Why is the prevention of injuries important to lifelong fitness? explanations please?

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Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Exercise injuries: When we are injured our exercise or ability to be active is limited and may be permanent. Some injuries can not be fully recovered from joint injuries - ie arthritis.

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