How do I exercise safely and prevent injury?
Sports and exercise injuries can be relatively common if you exercise regularly, but they’re usually minor and there are some things you can do to help prevent them. Read more
How do I tell the difference between an ache or pain and an injury?
General aches and pains are signs of tired muscles and are nothing to worry about as long as they don’t persist. But sudden or persistent pain could mean you have an injury. Read more
What are the different types of injury?
In general, injuries fall into two categories: overuse injuries which develop when tissues are overstressed with insufficient recovery time, and traumatic injuries such as fractures or sprains resulting from a specific incident. Read more
How do I recover from an injury?
The PRICE principles (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) are helpful in the early stages of many injuries, especially traumatic ones. But seek professional advice if in doubt. Read more
Why is it important that I keep exercising?
Don't be tempted to stop exercising altogether if you've had an injury. It’s important for you to keep getting regular exercise. Unless you've had a major injury, you should try to get back into your routine as soon as you can. Read more
What exercise is best if I have arthritis?
Low-impact exercise is recommended for people with all types of arthritis, though you'll need to find the right balance between exercising and taking things a bit more gently when you need to. Read more
Sports and exercise injuries Q&A
Answers to some of your questions about improving your fitness. Read more