Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 07.28.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Oct 02,2006
Tips to Prevent Winter Snow Sport Injuries
by NewsUSA

Just because summer is over doesn't mean fun has to fade away with the departing warmth. Many people find enjoyment in the winter months participating in such activities as ice skating, skiing and snowboarding.

If you are one of these thrill-seekers, it is important to prepare for physical activities to avoid injury.

 

"It is just as important to keep fit and healthy during the winter months as it is in the warmer weather. Exercise and the brisk winter air can help everyone stay healthy and alert," said Robert J. Wallace, vice president of sales and marketing at W. F. Young Inc., the company that makes Absorbine Jr. topical pain relief products.

He offers the following tips to maximize the fun and minimize the pain of winter sports:

* Keep an eye on the weather forecast. Be aware of weather changes and wind chill factors when planning to spend time outdoors.

* Warm up to the activity. If it has been a while since you've been out on the slopes or skating rink, start out slow and make sure your body is ready for the rigors of the activity. If you are new to the sport, take a lesson from a professional instructor. Just like anything, you'll improve the most when you receive expert guidance.

* Check your equipment and have worn items fixed or replaced. Have your ski or snowboard bindings adjusted correctly at a local ski shop.

* Stay warm and dry with the proper clothing. Dress in layers to accommodate your body's changing temperature Also, bring a headband or hat with you, and wear gloves or mittens to avoid frostbite.

* Guard your skin from the sun and wind by using a sunscreen or sunblock. Sun protection is always important, even in the winter.

* Always use appropriate eye protection. Sunglasses or goggles will help protect your vision from glare, help you to see the terrain better, and help shield your eyes from flying debris.

* Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

* Be prepared for the inevitable aches. Despite making the best efforts to avoid injury, muscle pain will occur. Apply a topical pain reliever such as Absorbine Jr., and allow the liquid to penetrate your muscles to help soothe the pain. For information on Absorbine Jr. and where to find it, visit www.absorbine.com.

1154 times read

Related news
Want to Learn a Snow Sport? Go With a Pro by newsusa posted on Jan 31,2006

Boaters: Be Prepared For Cold Water by Michael Anderson posted on Feb 09,2006

Tips for Improving Posture by Dr._Michael_Tobey posted on Jun 15,2006

October is Car Care Month; Time to Prepare for Winter Driving by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Oct 02,2006

Preparing Your Backyard for Winter by (ARA) posted on Aug 31,2006

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 22 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?