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Health Information For Teens
There’s something undeniably cool about skateboarding. But skateboarding injuries do happen, particularly if riders skate in the wrong place or don’t wear protective gear.
To keep it safe while skateboarding, follow these rules and safety tips.
Choose the skateboard that’s right for your style or activity (for example slalom, freestyle, and speed). Before heading out to skate, you need:
To prevent injuries, it is very important that riders choose safe places to ride. All surfaces should be checked before riding on them. Skateboard only on surfaces that are smooth without cracks or debris, like garbage or sticks.
Other safety rules:
Riders will fall while skateboarding. It’s part of the sport. To stay safe, use the safety gear listed above and learn how to fall properly:
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
There’s a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.
Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep yourself safe while sledding, follow these safety tips.
Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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