Spring is here and it is time for Spring Sports! Here are some tips to avoid becoming injured this season.

1) Have a physical performed: Many organization require these to begin with, but if you are not required to have a sport physical, it is recommended to receive one. It can screen for potential problems that may arise from participation.

2) Warm up: Do not jump into any physical activity without conditioning yourself. If you have not been active for the winter months, you should work up to a sport with moderate activity weeks prior. Also, before a game or practice, make sure to warm u your muscles to prevent injury.

3) Hydration is everything: Injuries can occur when you are dehydrated so make sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after practice or a game.

4) Keep a healthy diet: A healthy diet is important when you are physically active. Never skip breakfast. Avoid eating for three hours before a game or practice to prevent any issues.

If you sustain an injury playing sports this season, visit a AFC Urgent Care location today. We have two convenient walk in urgent care centers in the Springfield area.

Springfield, MA

415 Cooley St #3
Springfield, MA 01128

springfieldteam@afcurgentcare.com
413.782.4878

West Springfield, MA

18 Union Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

westspringfieldteam@afcurgentcare.com
413.781.0100