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5 secrets to moving better and preventing avoidable injury

·1 min

Countless people seek emergency care for back pain, muscle strains, and similar injuries resulting from improper movement during everyday tasks. Even walking can lead to falls, with 1 in 4 older adults reporting falling every year. Understanding proper movement mechanics is crucial to prevent injury. Certain joints, such as the hips and shoulders, enable 360 degrees of rotation, while knees have more limited mobility. Core muscles must support carrying and lifting to avoid low-back stress. By mastering primary functional movements and incorporating intentional exercises in all planes of movement, balance training, regular strength training, and moving with intention, individuals can enhance their movement quality and reduce the risk of injury.