Five Safety Tips for Winter Sports
However, like any sports, winter sports do pose a risk of injury. Here are five ways you can reduce your injury risk while learning a new pastime and spending some quality moments in Missouri’s great outdoors.
- Take lessons from a pro. An experienced coach or teacher can help you learn basic safety skills, including how to use any equipment and how to protect yourself from the most common injuries suffered in the sport.
- Get good equipment and keep it that way. Use quality, well-fitting equipment both for safety and for the sport. Helmets, pads, and equipment like skates or skis should fit you, be kept clean, and be rated for the wear and tear you plan to put on them.
- Mind your limbs and head. One thing sports like sledding, skiing, and skating all have in common is that the risk of injury increases if you don’t keep control of your head, arms, and legs.
- Avoid thin ice. Don’t venture onto outdoor ice until it has been tested and approved by an official.
- Seek prompt medical attention. If you do fall or suffer an injury, don’t be afraid to get help. Even mild head injuries or other trauma should be checked out by a qualified physician.
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