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Exercise & Fitness
Keep exercise-related injuries from derailing your workouts
You can prevent many common injuries by incorporating these seven simple strategies into your routine.
Whether it’s knee pain, a sore elbow, or a pulled muscle, exercise-related injuries are common in people of all ages. They can derail your fitness efforts, sometimes setting you back for weeks or months.
Often these injuries are preventable, says Dr. Beth Frates, clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Below she offers some tips that can help you stay healthy and keep you moving toward your fitness goals.
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