How to Prevent Sports-related Injuries

How to Prevent Sports-related Injuries

Exercising and sports are good for children, teens, and even adults, and with proper conditioning and care, you can avoid the risk of injury. Sports bring a lot more than just team spirit, increased speed, and strength; if you are not careful with your form or technique or are not careful in general while playing any sports, you increase your risk of getting a sports-related injury. But you can avoid these injuries by following these simple tips:

1. Proper Warm-ups

This can not be stressed enough to need a proper warm-up before starting your sports or exercise. It is an important prevention technique that you should follow to reduce the chances of getting injured.

2. Getting Proper Rest

Just like warm-ups, your body and your muscles need time to grow and recover after your intense sports session. No matter the athlete's age, they need proper rest between practice sessions, games, and events.

3. Having a Balanced Diet

Your muscles and your body won't recover without a proper and healthy balanced diet. So, all athletes need to eat a diet full of fruits, vegetables, protein and maintain a regular eating schedule to stay fit and healthy.

4. Hydrate

Just like a properly balanced diet, water is also an essential part of an athlete's life. You should always hydrate properly when you are playing or are in practice because not hydrating enough can have many problems and consequences like dehydration and heatstroke.

5. Play in Proper Equipment

Every game and sports have their own set of equipment that is supposed to make the games more enjoyable, but they protect the athletes. So, to avoid injury, you should make sure that you are properly equipped with the appropriate sports equipment.

Reference:

Hopkins, J.O.H.N.S. 2019. 10-tips-for-preventing-sports-injuries-in-kids-and-teens. 7 January. 10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens. [Online]. [22 April 2021]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/sports-injuries/10-tips-for-preventing-sports-injuries-in-kids-and-teens

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