The Winter Games has a way of bringing out the inner athletes in all of us. But before you go for your own version of gold and glory, take a moment to learn how to prevent injuries like a pro with these medal-worthy strategies.

First things first: Training and conditioning are just as important as the activity itself. The results of conditioning help reduce muscle soreness and fatigue, which are a setup for injury.

 

Americans suffered over 246,000 winter sports injuries in 2015 alone.

 

The good news? Common injuries are also preventable. Here are a few tips both pros and amateurs can take note of before you hit the slopes, rinks, and great outdoors. View the information about each body part to find out about common injuries: 

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