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SAFETY AND PREVENTION
The human skull is only 1 cm thick which provides us with very little protection from injury.
Sports and other recreational activities are a great way to maintain a healthy active lifestyle,but wearing proper protective equipment is essential.
Brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sports injury.
Head injuries are the number one cause of serious injury
and death among kids on wheels.
In football for instance, brain injury accounts for 65 to 85% of all fatalities.
A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can make a dramatic difference, cutting the risk of serious head injury by up to 88%. This means that about four out of five brain injuries could be prevented if every cyclist wore a helmet.
A cross-Canada study demonstrated that head injury rates among child and youth cyclists are about 25% lower in provinces with helmet legislation, compared to provinces without legislation.
Skiers and snowboarders that wear helmets reduce their risk of injury by 60%.
A properly fitted helmet helps protect your brain from absorbing the force from a crash or a fall. A helmet could save your life!
See the resources below to learn more about the proper
helmet types for each activity, helmet fitting,
and how to prevent head injuries in sports.
Ask the Expert About Helmets
Facts and Myths About Helmet Legislation
Skiing and Snowboarding
Sports and Recreation: Head Injury Prevention
Which Helmet for Which Activity
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