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Outdoor Sports Injury Prevention Plan

David Stefl spent decades training athletes. A former athletic trainer and military training coach, he is now an orthopedics physician assistant. So who better to weigh-in on injury prevention than him?


Be Educated and Prepared

Know the risks with the outdoor activity before you do it. Prepare for all situations. Going on a hike? Always carry warm clothing and waterproof rain gear.

Next: Protect Yourself »

  • Be Educated and Prepared
  • Protect Yourself
  • Train First
  • Fuel Up
  • Take R&R

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advises people with allergies to be mindful of the time of year they exercise outside. If spring comes early, tree pollination will start sooner—triggering spring hay fever. Allergic to ragweed? When fall starts, be ready to treat your allergy symptoms.