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02 January, 2009

Health Tips-41: "Sports Injuries and Warming Up"

According to a new report by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, sports injuries can see a dramatic drop if the athletes have warmed up properly.
Focusing on strength improvement, balance, core stability and muscular awareness saw injuries drop by one-third among 1900 female football players. And severe injuries dropped by almost half.
Participants either followed the traditional warm-up exercises or the 11+ programme (involving slow and speed running, strength and balance improvement exercise, and movements for stability, hip control and knee alignment.)
Excerpt from "CRUCIAL WARM-UP" in the The Hindu, Weekly Magazine, Dec.12, 2008.
Detailed Wikipedia articles on "SPORTS INJURY" and "WARMING UP":
Grateful thanks to The Hindu and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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