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Play Safe And Smart This Summer

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Company softball games are firing up soon. Whether you're "rounding the bag," "taking a lead" or "stealing a base," remember to protect yourself from serious injury.

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It's important to warm up thoroughly before playing. Especially if you've been hibernating all winter and spring on the couch. Many sports injuries from Weekend Warriors are what sports professional like to call "overuse injuries."

Our brains still think we are 18, but the 40-year-old hamstrings say something different. All of a sudden you're on the field, and making up for time not exercising. Conditioning, water and proper rest are so important.

Always have a first aid kit on hand. Use good techniques. Stay hydrated and play by the rules! Sprains and Strains can be a pain and may be even affect your ability to move and use the joint.