Fitness

'Weekend warrior' injuries hobble S. Florida's 50-plus crowd

 
 
Injury is common among baby boomers who throw themselves into Zumba and other vigorous exercise, doctors say.
Injury is common among baby boomers who throw themselves into Zumba and other vigorous exercise, doctors say.
Travis Long / MCT File

Sun Sentinel

Take South Florida's enticing climate, add an improving economy and throw in the booming popularity of high-intensity workouts like Insanity, CrossFit and Zumba, and what do you get?

A whole lot of injuries, orthopedic surgeons say.

The perfect storm of fun, sun, fitness and torn ligaments has a season in South Florida, and it peaks about now.

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