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Doctor Is In: Preventing sports and exercise injuries

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Many people who start exercising after being sedentary sustain a sports injury. However, with the proper precautions, sports injuries can often be prevented.

How can I prevent a sports injury?

Join Deena Centofanti in a live chat room on Wednesday starting at 9am to get answers to that question.

Joining Deena to provide the answers: Dr. Paul J Schreck, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and Shariff K Bishai, DO, Orhtopdedist Beaumont Hospital.

In the meantime, before the chat room opens, take our TRUE OR FALSE QUIZ:

1. TRUE OR FALSE -- IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO STRETCH AFTER YOU EXERCISE THAN BEFORE YOU EXERCISE.

2. TRUE OR FALSE -- A LONGER MUSCLE IS A STRONGER MUSCLE.

3. TRUE OR FALSE-- EATING RICE WILL HELP YOU RECOVER FROM A MUSCLE PULL.

4. TRUE OR FALSE -- ICING FOR MORE THAN 15-MINUTES AT A TIME CAN CAUSE NERVE DAMAGE.

5. TRUE OR FALSE -- SHOES WITH PROPER SUPPORT CAN ACTUALLY CORRECT PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO INJURY.

6. TRUE OR FALSE -- ABDOMINAL EXERCISES HELP PREVENT BACK INJURIES.

7. TRUE OR FALSE -- GARDENING IS A FORM OF EXERCISE

8. TRUE OF FALSE -- YOU MUST EXERCISE VIGOROUSLY FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES STRAIGHT, 5 DAYS A WEEK IN ORDER TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH.

9. TRUE OR FALSE --  EXERCISES IN WHICH YOUR MUSCLES EXERT FORCE WITHOUT MOVEMENT ARE CALLED RESISTANCE EXERCISES.

10. TRUE OR FAALSE -- MEN OVER THE AGE OF 40 AND WOMEN OVER THE AGE OF 50 SHOULD GET A MEDICAL EXAMINATION BEFORE BEGINNING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM.

Tune into Fox 2 News Mornings at Nine to get the answers to these questions.  Ask your own questions in a live chat room on this page starting at 9 a.m.

 

 

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