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What are the risks of exercising only on weekends?

Are you a weekend warrior? You are if your work and family demands keep you from exercising on a regular basis, so you make up for it by going all-out on the weekends. But that Saturday morning boot camp or pickup basketball game can leave you with aches and pains -- or worse yet, a serious injury.

Each day, more than 10,000 Americans visit emergency rooms for sports- and exercise-related injuries. Experts say weekend-warrior injuries are most common among formerly active men over age 30 whose weekend activities can be described as too much, too fast and too far.

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