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Protect Yourself From Common Exercise Injuries

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: 
Walkers 
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. 
 
Cyclists 
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. 
 
Golfers 
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.

Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

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