How to avoid exercise injuries
Regular exercise is good for your body and safe for most everyone. However, with any type of activity, there is a chance you can get hurt. Exercise injuries can range from strains and sprains to back pain.
With a little planning, you can prevent injury and stay safe during exercise.
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