Sports Safety

Finding a sport that you enjoy can make it easy to get some exercise in your life. Sports can help with stress reduction and weight control and can improve your cardiovascular health. Make sure you know how to safely participate in your favorite sport so that you can avoid injury and enjoy your activity well into the future.

All articles in Sports Safety
  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    Bicycling has a lot of great benefits, such as exercise and a cheap, green form of transportation. Follow these tips…

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  • Concussions in Kids

    Concussions in kids need to be taken seriously. Here’s everything you need to know about this traumatic brain injury.

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  • Eye Injuries in Sports

    Eye injuries in sports are common, especially in kids. Learn about the risks, how to prevent injuries, and when to…

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  • Knee Bracing: What Works?

    Knee braces are supports worn when you have pain in your knee or to prevent knee injuries. Research on how…

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  • Running: Preventing Overuse Injuries

    Overuse injuries are common among runners. They may run too far, too fast, or too soon after an injury. Learn…

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  • Scuba Diving Safety

    Scuba diving is a popular recreational sport. Learn how to scuba dive safely and lower your risk of health problems…

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  • Tips for Snowboarders

    The U.S. Snowboard Team recommends these tips for snowboarding: get in shape first, use the right equipment, and take lessons…

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  • Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Your form is a critical part of lifting weights. Your goal should be to lift the appropriate amount of weight…

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