-- Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Pick-up football
games are a Thanksgiving tradition for many people, but they can
lead to injuries if you're not careful, an expert says.
"Playing in a Turkey Bowl is a great way to get some exercise and burn off those pumpkin pie calories," Dr. Pietro Tonino, program director of sports medicine at the Loyola University School of Medicine, said in a university news release. "But make sure you play smart to stay safe."
Tonino, who also is a professor in Loyola's orthopedic surgery
and rehabilitation department, offered the following tips to reduce
the risk of injury:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more
health and safety tips.
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