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What are general tips for preventing injury during physical exercise?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several things: 1) try to incorporate variety, in both the exercises you do and intensity of your workouts 2) in general, if something hurts, avoid it - at least in the short term 3) don't be rigid in your workouts, regardless of what you have plan for a day's routine, be flexible about changing things up if something hurts or you are just not feeling well

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you prevent injuries from frequent exercise?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Variety: Avoid doing the same exercises over and over again. Try to incorporate a variety of exercises and varying intensity levels. Also, listen to your body, if something is hurting you avoid it for a short period of time.

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