We're often encouraged - rightly,of course - to stay active and enjoy physical activity. It's good for us in many ways - burning calories, exercising your lungs, and then there's the psychological aspect. We feel better having gone for a swim than sat in a chair.
But one thing you don't hear so much about is safety and exercise. So if you're a sports participator or gym fanatic it's a good idea to build safety into you fitness programme. It won't require too much effort and could help you avert injury in the long term.
Of course it depends on what physical activities you do - if you're going running, then joining an athletics club means you'll be able to share safety tips and experiences with other runners. Specialist running advice can also help you with the actual way that you run, helping you avoid such things as overpronation - essentially this is your foot making contact with the ground in the wrong way.
While there's plenty of info on the interenet, it's also essential to contact a health professional if you have any concerns. Self-diagnosis over the internet may be tempting - but a professional's opinion is essential!