How Can You Prevent Deaths and Injuries During Sports?
Why should you be aware?
-Baseball is the #1 sport for injuries during play
-In basketball, the most common bone broken is the fibula, in the leg
-Soccer is one of the top sports for concussions because of people heading the ball
-A hockey hit is 5x harder than a football hit
-50% of injuries that are taken to the hospital are sports related
-Among athletes ages 5 to 14, 28 percent of percent of football players, 25 percent of baseball players, 22 percent of soccer players, 15 percent of basketball players, and 12 percent of softball players were injured while playing their respective sports
-Since 2000 there has been a fivefold increase in sports related deaths and injuries
2. Drink lots of water or fluids, you could prevent a stroke.
3. Don't let your parents force you to do something, it's your choice not theirs.
4. Don't play when you're injured, you could hurt yourself more
5. Know the rules of the game so you don't hurt anybody else either