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Plan for Sports Safety in the New Year

Many people in Hollywood and South Florida decide to set fitness goals as part of their New Year’s resolutions. Taking part in a new sport or activity can be a fun way to enjoy better heath and some adventure.

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If you want to get more active and fit in 2017, you’ll want to take sports safety into consideration. Sports injuries in Hollywood or your community can not only sideline you from your fitness goals, but they can cause you significant pain for months to come.

You can prevent many sports injuries by following these safety tips:

1) Talk to your doctor before starting any fitness or sports regimen.

Your doctor can tell you whether you are fit enough to handle a specific sport and can give you useful advice for starting to get fit. Your doctor may want to run tests to ensure your heart and lungs are strong enough for the sport you are considering.

2) Take it slow.

While you may want to see results fast, you will get the best long-term results and avoid injury by getting in shape gradually. If you haven’t been exercising for a long time, avoid extreme or intensive sports right away. Start small and build up.

3) Get support and help.

Find a trainer or coach who understands your sport and can help you train properly. A coach or trainer can help you understand how safety equipment is used for and can help you practice with good form you avoid injury.

4) Take breaks.

Avoid working out so hard that you can’t breathe or easily carry on a conversation. If you are too out of breath, you are training too hard. In addition, take breaks every few days to allow your muscles to rest and repair.

5) Wear the right gear every time.

Even if you’re just playing a casual game or practicing, make sure you gear up with the right helmet, pads, and other safety equipment so you can avoid injury. Remember that many injuries happen during casual play or during practice, so treat each workout seriously.

If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence or due to defective sports equipment, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. You may have a claim against the manufacturer of your sports equipment or against other liable parties, and our attorneys would be pleased to answer your questions and to tell you how much your potential case may be worth.