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Avoiding sports injuries
Have you ever had an injury that has prevented you from playing sport? If so, you’re probably only too familiar with the length of time that it can take to recover. Sports injuries can affect not only professional athletes but anyone who takes part in exercise. The good news is that there are a number of steps you can take to stay injury free.
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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'. If you have this condition, your bones lose density causing them to become weak, brittle and more likely to break (fracture).
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Osteoarthritis
This factsheet is for people who have osteoarthritis, or who would like information about it. Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects your joints, causing them to become stiff and painful. It usually develops gradually over a number of years and often affects the joints in your body that carry weight, for example knees, hips, feet and spine. However, osteoarthritis can also affect your fingers, the base of your thumbs, elbows and shoulders.
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Rotator cuff injury
A rotator cuff injury is inflammation of, or damage to, the muscles and tendons in your shoulder.
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Keeping hydrated for exercise
It might surprise you to know that when you exercise you can lose up to a litre of fluid in an hour
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Tai chi
Modern tai chi is a meditative martial art form practised by millions of people all around the world. In
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