While some injuries -- such as an ankle sprain or fracture -- are difficult to prevent, many other injuries are avoidable.
By following a few simple guidelines, injuries such as muscle strains, tendonitis and overuse injuries can be reduced.
For instance, every workout must begin with a warm-up and end with a cool-down.
A warm-up is necessary to prepare the body for exercise by increasing heart rate and blood flow to working muscles.
The warm-up should start slow and easy and consist of a general cardiovascular exercise such as walking, jogging or biking.
Listen in as John P. Higgins, MD, discusses ways to reduce those pesky workout injuries.