Sports Safety Tips
Playing sports is a great way to have fun and stay in shape. Whatever sport is yours, be sure to play it safely, so you can stay in the game and off the sidelines.
- Warm Up: Proper warm-u prepares the body for training and competition.
- Drink Lots of Fluids: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after working out or play the game.
- Feel the Burn, Not the Pain: Pain can indicate an injury that can be made worse by continuing to play.
- Cool Down: Ending a training session with a cool down period reduces the risk of muscle cramps, soreness, stiffness, fainting and dizziness.
- Protect Your Skin: Sunlight contains harmful UV rays that can cause sunburn and can lead to skin cancer. Limit exposure to direct sunlight, and wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor SPF of 15 or greater.
- Watch out for the dangerous too’s: Too tired. Too Thirsty. Too much sun. Too much strenuous activity.
- Use the right equipment: That means always wearing the appropriate gear for your sport such as: The right shoes, helmets, pads, guards, protective eye wear, etc.