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Lesson 8- Practicin Safe Fitness

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Practicing Safe Fitness Lifetime Fitness Lesson 8, Chapters 9 and 10 I. How can you prevent injuries? II. What do you do if you are experiencing discomfort or pain? III. What types of injuries might occur in an exercise program? i) Fractures (1) Broken bone ii) Contusions (1) Bruise iii) Sprains (1) Injury of ligament iv) Strains (1) Separation or Tearing of muscle fibers v) Muscle soreness (1) Micro-tears in muscle vi) Tendinitis (1) Inflammation of a tendon vii)Bursitis (1) Inflammation of the bursa (fluid filled sac that reduces friction) viii) Low Back Pain (1) Causes: imbalance in strength and flexibility of muscle groups (2) Preventing Low Back Pain (a) Training strength and flexibility in abs, low backs, and hamstring IV. Treatment and Management of Injuries First aid i) Critical to controlling swelling (first 72 hours) V. RICE Principle Rest i) Rest injured site Ice i) Applied in a plastic bag to area Compression i) Reduces space available to swelling Elevation i) Helps eliminates effects on gravity on blood pooling in the extremities
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VI. What exercises should be avoided?
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