Diet and Exercise Dangers

All the instruments and experts agree that there are often painful pitfalls on the rigorous road to glowing health. Pick up a racket, and you run the risk of a sprained ankle, twisted knee or tennis elbow. Condition your heart by pumping over hill and dale on a racing bike with low-slung handle bars, and you can come up with chronic low back pain. Play softball and be prepared for torn knee ligaments and broken fingers.

Though many different sports put a strain on the same parts of the...

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