COULD A GYM SESH SEND YOU TO HOSPI­TAL?

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - B+S -

Al­though ex­er­cise is linked to a buf­fet of ben­e­fits (from im­proved men­tal health to a re­duced risk of chronic dis­ease, for a start), get­ting your sweat on can lead to harm.

Re­cent US data on ex­er­cise-re­lated hospi­tal vis­its found that one in three ac­ci­dents oc­curred on a tread­mill or while out run­ning (re­sult­ing in bro­ken bones, head in­juries and strained mus­cles). Even ex­er­cise balls and skip­ping ropes can lead to mishaps.

Given that not ex­er­cis­ing can re­sult in long-term health trou­bles (such as in­creased risk of heart dis­ease), it’s es­sen­tial to keep mov­ing, so in­jury-proof your work­out with these tips from per­sonal trainer Steph Carter.

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