Winter Activities – Snow Much Fun!

With the Winter Olympics around the corner, fans may be encouraged to travel and participate in cold-weather sports. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, or ice skating can be fun, but winter activities come with some cautionary advice – especially for those who don’t have access to cold weather on a regular basis.

Ice and snow can create hazardous conditions that can lead to falls, which can lead to injuries including sprains, fractures, concussions, and other head injuries. But with a little precaution and planning, you can minimize your risks and keep yourself injury-free.

Some tips include:

  • Acknowledge and respect your limitations. If you’re new to an activity, or don’t participate in it often, take a lesson from a trained professional.
  • When skiing or snowboarding, go on slopes that are appropriate to your skill level. Stay within marked paths and areas.
  • Follow all rules and regulations.
  • Wear a helmet and appropriate warm gear that fits properly.
  • Pay attention to the ground conditions. Look for icy patches, melted areas, uneven terrain, trees, and turns.
  • Don’t go out alone.
  • Stay alert and don’t wear headphones.
  • Maintain a safe distance and be respectful of others participating in the sport.
  • If you fall, try to get up quickly to get out of the way of others.

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