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“Exercise Can Worsen Many Conditions”

Even though exercise has a wide array of health benefits, there are times when it is contraindicated. Although the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks, injuries are extremely common. You may have been told to “walk it off” if you were hurt on the field or on the court. If you happen to get hurt, the most important thing to do is stop exercising or playing sports and seek treatment. Continued exercising can exacerbate any potential pathology resulting from the initial injury. Injuries can occur due to poor training, improper gear, poor physical fitness, or failure to adequately warm-up.  Eighteen percent of adults reported having an athletic-related injury in the past year.

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