Health Tip: Practice Safe Snowboarding11/29/13
(HealthDay News) -- Snowboarding, like any snow sport, can be
dangerous if you fail to take a few precautions.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these safety
tips for snowboarders:
- Before you begin, make sure you're in good physical shape and
that you take snowboarding lessons.
- Make sure you use well-fitting equipment, including boots,
snowboard and ski poles.
- Wear protective gear, including wrist guards, a helmet, and arm
and shin guards.
- If you feel yourself starting to fall, keep fists closed, and
try to roll into the fall.
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