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Your skin may be the last thing you think about when you get ready to go for a walk, a bike ride or a friendly game of tennis.
But believe it or not, your skin is just as much at risk for exercise-related injury as any other part of your body.
From minor chafing to blisters, your skin can take a beating when you exercise --if you don't take care of it.
Here are some of the most common causes of exercise-related skin problems, along with tips on what you can do to prevent them.
The cause of most exercise-related skin problems is perspiration. While perspiration is important to help maintain your body temperature during exercise, it can also cause body odor (an offensive, though not harmful problem) and can increase your risk for infections.