1. Strengthen your rotator cuff
Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint. Strengthening these muscles can help prevent shoulder injury.
2. Stretch regularly
Stretching can help improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. Focus on stretching your chest, shoulders, and upper back to maintain mobility in your shoulder joint.
3. Use proper form
When lifting weights or doing other physical activities, use proper form to avoid placing undue stress on your shoulders.
4. Avoid overhead activities
Overhead activities like reaching, lifting, and throwing can put a lot of stress on your shoulders. If you participate in these activities, warm up first and use proper form.
5. Stay active
Regular physical activity can help keep your shoulders healthy and reduce the risk of injury. Focus on low-impact activities like swimming, cycling, and walking to help maintain flexibility and reduce stress on your shoulders.
6. Maintain a healthy weight
Excess weight can put extra stress on your shoulders, so maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of a shoulder injury.
7. Protect your shoulders during contact sports
If you participate in contact sports, make sure to wear proper protective gear to help reduce the risk of a shoulder injury. This could include a shoulder pad or other protective device.
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