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Health Tip: Help Prevent Sports Injuries
Suggestions for staying fit

(HealthDay News) -- There's no surefire way to prevent sports injuries. But there are things you can do to reduce the risk, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Many sports-related injuries are related to overuse of certain joints and muscles, the academy says. It offers this advice:

  • Allow at least one day a week of rest to allow the body to recover.
  • Wear the appropriate protective gear for each sport.
  • Always stretch before and after sports to help increase flexibility.
  • Do not play while you are in pain.
  • Drink fluids (preferably water) before, during and after exercise.
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