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Active Baby Boomers Injury Prone

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, sports-related injuries increased by a third for baby boomers during the 1990's. In total, an estimated 1 millions adults aged 35 to 54 suffered sports-related injuries requiring medical attention in 1998 alone. Among some of the more common activities with increased injuries were soccer, golf, weightlifting, in-line skating and swimming. Ann Brown, chair of the CPSC stated, "Exercise is important to stay healthy, but as we get older, we need to take more precautions... Many of these injuries can be prevented by warming up regularly, not overdoing it and wearing safety gear."

Source: Reuters, April 2000.