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Swing safely

Playing golf can increase your risk of injuries.

You may think that the greatest threat golf poses to your health is a mental one—like the anguish you feel when you miss a putt by “just that much.”

But the game can increase your risk of injuries to your elbows, knees, hips and wrists. To help prevent them:
  • Build up your forearms
  • by squeezing a tennis
  • ball or by doing wrist
  • curls with a light dumbbell.
  • Warm up and stretch
  • before teeing off.
  • Try not to hunch over the ball too much. And when swinging, keep your pelvis as level as possible.

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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