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Health Tip: On the Links this Winter?

Here's how to reduce your risk of injury

(HealthDay News) -- Golf is a low-impact activity, but according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the sport can lead to injury of the elbow, back, hip, wrist or knee.

To avoid golfer's elbow, squeeze a tennis ball for five minutes to strengthen forearm muscles. Wrist curls and reverse wrist curls can also help reduce your risk.

Simple rowing exercises can reduce your chances of developing back pain. These should be done at least three times weekly.

Above all, be sure to do some light stretching just before you tee off.

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