- Reviewed by Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
Working out at home is convenient, but it comes with risks (especially if you exercise alone) such as muscle strains, falls, and injuries. This was evident during the first year of the pandemic, when COVID-19 risks led many people to exercise at home, and exercise injuries resulting in emergency room visits were up about 50% from the year before, according to some insurance company estimates.
To reduce your injury risks when exercising at home, focus on three strategies.
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About the Author
Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
About the Reviewer
Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
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