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Archive for May, 2016

Heads up for Helmets
Posted on May 24th, 2016

Heads up on Helmets! Helmets aren’t just for extreme sports. Many fun seasonal activities, such as bike riding, rollerblading, skiing or skating, require the use of a helmet. They are designed to protect your head and can reduce the risk of an injury by 30 per cent. There are such a wide variety of activities requiring helmets that it’s important to pick the right one for the job. There are two basic types of helmets: single-impact and multiple-impact. Here are a few tips that will help you select a helmet that is appropriate for the activity that you’re doing. Picking the right helmet Ski and snowboarding helmets are designed to protect your head against ONE impact accident. After it’s been…

How To Prevent Three Common Muscle Injuries
Posted on May 10th, 2016

  Playing sports, sitting at a desk all day, or even running outside are all simple actions performed in our day-to-day lives. But, did you know that most of these actions require repetitive movement that can often cause muscle strain. The motions of everyday activities can sometimes contribute to common injuries, such as tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis and shin splints. Here are three types of preventative exercises you can do at home to help alleviate and prevent those everyday injuries from slowing you down: Tennis Elbow, a common overuse injury that happens in the summer months due to increased sports activity with racquet sports, cycling, or golf. Preventative exercise: Eccentric strengthening. Use weights to strengthen the area and muscles used…

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