To prevent injuries, adult athletes should take the following precautions:

  1. Don't be a "weekend warrior," packing a week's worth of activity into a day or two.
  2. Learn to do your sport right.
  3. Remember safety gear.
  4. Accept your body's limits.
  5. Modify activities as necessary.
  6. Increase your exercise level gradually.
  7. Strive for a total body workout of cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility.
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