(HealthDay News) -- Sports are a key part of staying fit and enjoying the high school experience, but injuries can occur because teens' bodies are still developing.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to reduce the risk of sports-related injuries in teens:
- Make sure your teen has the proper protective equipment, training and conditioning.
- If the teen is out of shape at the start of the season, gradually increase training to build strength and stamina.
- Teens should follow rules of the game and practice good sportsmanship.
- Since playing multiple sports can increase the risk of overuse injury, limit your teen to one sport per season.Make sure the teen takes a break from sports at some point during the year.
-- Diana Kohnle
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