Monday Health Minute | Published July 15, 2013

Sports Injury Prevention



  • Prevent sports injuries by wearing proper attire and ensuring equipment fits properly.


  • Warm-up for 15 minutes to increase heart rate and stretch to prepare your muscles for activity.


  • Play and train smart: Avoid overuse injuries by beginning slowly and increasing the time and intensity of your workout gradually.


  • Limit your workout to two hours a session and drink plenty of water before, during and after it.


  • Prevent re-injury by rehabilitating completely before returning to activity, protecting the injured area with a brace or special equipment and gradually returning to activity.