BusinessWire: As Halloween Approaches, Fitness Together® Offers Tips for Avoiding “Scary” Workout Injuries
School of Public Health alum James Mingle was recently interviewed by BusinessWire for tips on preventing injuries due to exercising. The kinesiology major identified four common injuries and detailed some preventative movements to help keep you strong for your next workout.
“From what I’ve seen as a trainer, the most common injuries are found in the back and lower back areas, meniscus damage in the knee, and in the neck – which can all be avoided by strengthening other muscles that support those high-risk areas,” Mingle told BusinessWire.
To avoid common injuries, Mingle recommended a combination of stretches that stress slow, isolated and stabilizing movements, such as laying on your back and spelling the alphabet with your toes. Most require no equipment, making these injury-prevention exercises accessible whether or not you have access to a gym.
Mingle’s decision to pursue a career in public health stemmed from his own experiences with a football-related injury in high school.
“Injuries from exercise can be extremely serious, even life-threatening in my case,” Mingle told BusinessWire. “After successfully rehabilitating from my broken back, I decided to take physical training seriously and pursued a degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland because I want to help keep people from injuring themselves.”
Mingle is currently a Lead Personal Trainer at the Fitness Together studio in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
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