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Over the next few weeks we are going to talk about ways to avoid injury when working out. 

1. Dedicate time to warm-up:: I know you're in a rush to squeeze in your workout, but going right into an intense cardio puts you at risk for falling or pulling a muscle. Five minutes is all it takes, so be sure to carve out this time for warming up before every workout session. These are just simple movements to get joints and muscles ready for your workout! Here are a few examples:: slow jump rope, arm circles, torso twist, etc. 
2. Alternate your cardio:: Running may be your go-to cardio of choice, but if you hit the pavement all the time, then you're using the same muscles for every workout. This puts your muscles at risk for an overuse injury especially if your form is off. Change up the muscles you use by doing three different types of cardio each week, such as biking, hiking, jumping rope, swimming, kickboxing or a class like Zumba. This gives muscles and joints a break and reduces your risk of injury. 
Here's to a successful workout!




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