It's nearing on the season for summer sports and at times the rigorous workouts without proper stretching can lead to sport injuries. Here is a quick first-aid routine, RICE, to keep in mind when you are biking through the mountains and playing on the fields.

William Levine, MD, chief of sports medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, describes R.I.C.E. as "a first-aid technique that can be applied to most sprains, strains and joint injuries." RICE stands for rest, ice, compress and elevate.

Here are some tips from Levine to prevent injuries and the need for RICE: remember to start slow, warm up, take breaks and always listen to your body.

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