Health Tip: Hit the Slopes With Safety in Mind11/16/10
(HealthDay News) -- Testimony to the increasing popularity of
skiing is that more than 131,000 skiing-related injuries were
counted during a recent 12-month span, the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
The academy offers these preventive tips for safer skiing:
- Ski with a partner, and stay close enough to keep an eye on
- At the start of the day, take the first few runs slowly to
allow your body to warm up.
- Be on the lookout for icy spots and obstacles, such as
- Only ski on trails that are marked.
- Make sure boots and bindings have been properly adjusted and
checked out by an accredited ski shop. Remember to check the
bindings yourself before you ski.
- Don't ski when you're tired.
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