Winter has arrived in Michigan and for some, the cold weather is welcomed.

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While for others it's a downside of living here.

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Regardless of how you feel about Winter, the fact remains that several common injuries can happen.

I've highlighted them and shared the best ways to prevent them from happening.

Michigan's Four Most Common Winter Injuries And How To Avoid Them

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Muscle Strain from Shoveling: To prevent muscle strain from shoveling, you can take the following precautions warm up, use proper equipment, take your time, practice safe technique and dress appropriately.

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Winter Sports Injuries: Injuries from skiing, snowboarding, and sledding are common in Michigan.

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To avoid these injuries, it's important to wear the proper equipment and have it checked by a professional.

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It's also a good idea to ease into a day on the slopes and to stay physically fit with aerobic exercise, weight training, and stretching.

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Slipping on Ice: Slipping on ice is a major cause of injury in Michigan during the winter months.

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To avoid this, it's important to take it slow and choose your steps carefully.

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It's also crucial to wear proper shoes with good traction when walking on icy surfaces.

Car Accidents: Car accidents are also a common cause of injury in Michigan during the winter.

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To avoid accidents, it's important to drive slowly and carefully in snowy or icy conditions.

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It's also a good idea to make sure your car is in good working condition and to have an emergency kit with you at all times

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