Latest Exercise & Fitness News
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests these precautions to help reduce the risk of stress fractures:
- Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamin D and calcium.
- Always wear appropriate athletic equipment, such as supportive running shoes.
- Alternate activities to ease strain on the bones, such as switching between swimming and cycling.
- Start slow when it comes to new activities, gradually increasing intensity and duration.
- Practice strength training for strong muscles and bones.
- Rest any time you have swelling or feel pain.
-- Diana Kohnle
Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
Subscribe to MedicineNet's Weight Loss/Healthy Living Newsletter