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Reducing risk of injury due to exercise

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:451

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Good News, but...

I enjoyed and welcomed your editorial (and the accompanying article).
I do hope the evidence continues to support your conclusion since that
would offer a way to streamline the exercise routine, where generally I
keep finding more things I'm supposed to add! I presume the situation
would be different regarding muscles & tendons that have previously
been injured, or even just severely neglected. Future research might
differentiate among populations based on fitness, age, firmity, etc. And
then too, there are other benefits to stretching on a regular basis (in
contrast to "warming up" before exercise)....

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 September 2002
Catherine Treece
Psychiatry (psychologist)
Madison Wisconsin USA 53705