Feel the pain! 37% in­jured... by keep-fit

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Talk Of The Town -

MORE than a third of peo­ple who take up ex­er­cise in the New Year quit af­ter suf­fer­ing an in­jury, a new study re­veals.

Of the 37 per cent of peo­ple who end up hurt, more than half don’t even make it past the first week. The Col­lege of Po­di­a­try, which quizzed 2,000 Bri­tons, says knees, feet and mus­cles are most likely to suf­fer – and some in­juries are so se­vere that peo­ple be­come in­ca­pac­i­tated, and gain weight while laid up.

Com­mon causes of in­jury are not warm­ing up prop­erly, not tak­ing your age into ac­count and us­ing the wrong footwear.

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