Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (March 30, 2010)---With spring, even summer like, weather in the air this week, you may decide to enjoy your outdoor activities. Using the right equipment or technique is important to help protect you from a sports-related injury.
Fitness specialists recommend the following tips as you start your activities:
Make sure you have the proper shoes. The wrong ones can harm your knees, shins, ankles and hips. Proper walking shoes have a flexible sole and provide shock absorbency in the heel and the ball of the foot.
Your bike should fit you right. The wrong fit can raise the risk for knee injuries. Most bike shops will fit the bike to you for a reasonable price.
Don’t forget to warm-up. This simple act could cut your injury risk in half. Try to include 10 minutes of gentle stretching before you start swinging.
Have fitness questions or want to learn about becoming a member of Botsford Hospital’s fitness center, the Botsford Center for Health Improvement? Please call (248) 473-3100 or visit www.botsford.org/bchi. More than a health club, The Botsford Center for Health Improvement offers a comprehensive wellness approach integrating fitness, lifestyle and behavior management with medical and clinical practices. The Botsford Center for Health Improvement is located at 39750 Grand River Ave. in Novi.
ABOUT BEAUMONT HEALTH
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit beaumonthealth.org.
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