Sean Van Staden
Columnist
4 minute read
7 Mar 2021
7:00 am

Sports injuries: Four top tips to help you avoid getting hurt

Sean Van Staden

Why do injuries occur and what are some of the things you can do to reduce the risks and severity of injury dramatically?

All athletes want to be injury-free, but staying that way requires some work. Picture: iStock

One of the most frustrating things an active person or athlete can get, is an injury. All that time and effort you put into training and then something which could actually be avoided, happens. Why do injuries occur and what are some of the things you can do to reduce the risks and severity of injury dramatically? Injuries occur for a number of reasons and the most common are the internal reasons like when one is not warmed up properly, poor flexibility and range of motion, imbalance, poor functional strength, poor gait, poor core, fatigue of muscles and external environmental...

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