Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

According to statistics, in 2010 alone, more than 440,000 people in the United States were sent to hospitals, clinics or emergency rooms for treatment due to winter sports injuries.

These include:

    144,000 people were injured by skiing 148,000 by snowboarding 58,500 by skating 91,000 by sledding
Sprain, strain, dislocation and fracture are common winter sports injuries. Especially at the end of each day’s exercise, People always try their best to finish the final blow, and many sports injuries occur during this period. If the participants are in good physical function at ordinary times, and can keep alert at all times, and can stop exercising in time when the body is tired or painful, then most injuries can still be avoided. How to prevent winter sports injuries? When doing your favorite winter sports, do the following things well in advance to prevent injuries: don’t take part in winter sports alone; Wear several layers of light, waterproof and windproof warm-keeping protective clothing. When the temperature changes greatly, multi-layer clothes can be removed or increased at any time. Wear shoes of appropriate size, which can keep warm and moisture-proof, and pay special attention to protecting ankles. Keep the body in good condition before exercise; Warm up well before exercise, because stiff muscles, tendons and ligaments are easily injured. Wear appropriate protective equipment, including goggles, helmets, gloves and cushions; Before use, check whether all equipment is normal. Understand and abide by all rules of the sports they participate in; Learn carefully from experienced coaches or athletes, especially when skiing and sledding, how to correctly [wrestle], which can effectively reduce the risk of injury; If it is an outdoor activity, in order to ensure safety, always pay attention to the upcoming snow warning and sharp cooling. If you or the people around you are hypothermic or have been frostbitten, you should immediately seek refuge and medical help. Ensure drinking sufficient water before, during and after exercise; Avoid taking part in sports when your body is tired and painful. As long as you make sufficient preparations, you can experience the happiness brought by sports in cold winter.