Preventing injuries and staying active in the winter months

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(WTNH) — The winter weather can take a toll on your health. Naturopathic Physician Dr. Robert Lee, Director of the Life Center of Connecticut’s Pain Relief Program shares his tips.

Dr. Lee says at his clinic, the most common injuries he sees are muscle strains. This happens when people don’t exercise during the winter months, and then spend hours shoveling the driveway.

Limiting yourself to physical activity can also put a strain on your mental health.

In order to keep yourself in shape, Dr. Lee suggests at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 or more days a week. Each week you can increase the time you spend exercising as your body gets used to it. Activities you can look into are yoga classes, Tai chi, and indoor swimming.

Dr. Lee also sees injuries from car accidents. The roads are often slick and icy in the winter, and it is important that drivers remain cautious.

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