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Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers
Until a fountain of youth is discovered, we’ll have to find other methods of slowing down the aging process. One of the most effective ways is through regular exercise. Here are some helpful tips on participating in physical activities in a safe manner:
Warm Up Before – Warm up with jumping jacks, stationary cycling, running, or walking in place for 3 to 5 minutes.
Cool Down After – Gentle stretching after physical activity is very important to prepare your body for the next time you exercise.
Consistent Exercise Program – Try to get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity every day. Pressed for time? Break it up into 10-minute chunks.
Be Prepared – Select the proper shoes for your sport and use them only for that sport.
Use the Ten Percent Rule – When changing your activity level, increase it in increments of no more than 10% per week.
Balanced Fitness – Develop a balanced fitness program that incorporates cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility.
Listen to Your Body – While no one likes getting older, you can prevent injury by modifying activities to accommodate your body’s needs.
* American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons