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Here are 7 tips to help prevent injury before you exercise

1. Warm-up

It's important to warm up before exercising to get your heart rate up and to prepare your muscles for physical activity. Try a light cardio exercise like jogging in place or jumping jacks to get your body warm and ready to move.

2. Stretch

Stretching helps increase flexibility and can reduce the risk of injury. Make sure to stretch all the major muscle groups, including your legs, arms, back, and neck.

3. Wear proper footwear

Make sure to wear supportive shoes that fit well and are appropriate for the type of exercise you are doing.

4. Gradually increase the intensity

Avoid starting your workout at a high intensity level. Gradually increase the intensity of your workout over time to help reduce the risk of injury.

5. Stay hydrated

Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise to help prevent dehydration.

6. Listen to your body

If you feel pain or discomfort, stop exercising and rest. Overdoing it can lead to injury, so make sure to listen to your body and take breaks as needed.

7. Focus on form

Proper form is important when exercising to reduce the risk of injury. Make sure to use correct technique and posture, especially when lifting weights or doing strength training exercises

Gain strength quicker. Improve mobility faster. Restore function. Recover better. Primacare Physical Therapy is here to help. Our therapists are eager to assist you along your way to recovery.

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