Health Issues

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Remaining Healthy
& Injury Free

Reducing Injury Prophecy
       There is no magic way to guarantee that someone will always be healthy and injury free. However, it is possible to improve the odds in our favor by participating in a healthy life style by eating habits that keep our weight under control, participate in fitness activities, not smoking, and restrict or alcohol consumption. Another important element is avoiding risky behavior by not taking unnecessary risks, especially those that have the potential to end in unfortunate and preventable accidents.

      Obviously we should never participate in 12 mile marathon with out previous training to prepare for running shorter distances.  Similar decisions include other activities such as:
  • Sky Diving,
  • Down Hill, Slalom, and Ski Jumping,
  • Luge, Bobsled, and Skeleton,
  • Half Pipe
  • Boxing
In addition to those above, the following sports usually qualify for exclusion of most insurance coverage: parachute jumping, hang gilding, flying aircraft of all types, mountain climbing, snow and water skiing, skate boarding, snowboarding, rugby, car racing, animal racing, bungee jumping, spelunking, jet skiing, surfing, underwater diving involving underwater breathing apparatus; one-on-one contact sports such as boxing and martial arts; and any other sport or activity undertaken for thrill seeking.

      There are many types of organized amateur sports in which the athletics participate solely for leisure, recreational, or entertainment. These include baseball, basketball, racquet sports, handball, volleyball, running, golf, swimming, and cycling and other types of sports that are also not associated with considerable risk sports include biking (cycling), curling, archery, Table Tennis, golf, badminton, billiards, croquet, bowling, lawn bowling, shuffle board, and others.

Extreme and X Game Sports
       A sport is considered extreme if it features high rates of speed, heights, dangers, high levels of physical exertion, highly specialized gear, or spectacular stunts. Extreme sports tend to be individual rather than team sports. Extreme sports can include both competitive and non-competitive activities.

       Extreme sports are often associated with young adults who are willing to push themselves to the limits of their body's physical ability, ignoring the danger and their fear, to pushing the boundaries of a sport.

Examples of Extreme Sports
Ballooning
Bicycling
Bodyboarding
Bouldering
Buildering
Bungee Jumping
Canoeing & Kayaking
Canyoning
Caving/Spelunking
Cycling - Mountain Biking, BMX freestyle
Dog Sledding
Extreme Ironing
Extreme skiing
Flowboard
Four Wheel Driving
Freeboarding

Free-diving
Gliding
Hang Gliding
Hiking, Hill Walking, Trekking
Horseback Riding
Hot Air Ballooning
Kite Landboarding
Kite-Surfing
Kitesurfing/Kiteboarding Kitewing
Kneeboarding
Motorcycling
Drag racing
Freestyle Motocross
Mountain Boarding
Mountaineering
Mountain/Ice climbing
Paintball
Parachuting/skydiving
Paramotoring
Parasailing
Paragliding
Rafting
Rappelling
Rock-Climbing,
Climbing Walls
Roller Derby
Sailing & Windsurfing
Scuba Diving &
      Snorkelling
Skateboarding
Skiboarding
Skimboarding
Skysurfing
Snow shoeing
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Snowskating
Soaring
Spearfishing
Surfing 
Unicycling
Wakeboarding
Water skiing
WhiteWater Rafting
Whitewater  
      Kayaking

Water Skiing
Windsports
Windsurfing


Common Childhood Health/Injuries
         Many health and injuries that occur in childhood have the potential to continue into adulthood. The following is a partial list of references:

PDF  Juvenile Spondyloarthritis
PDF  Pediatric Rheumatology
PDF  Stress Fractures in the Juvenile Skeletal System
PDF  Juvenile Stress Fractures may take time to heal
PDF   Shin Splint Causes
PDF  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACLs)

Recommended Reading:


Health & Injuries
PDF  Pediatric Health and Injury Issues
PDF  Pediatric Sports Training Issues
PDF   Puberty and Athletic Sports in Female Adolescents
PDF   Puberty
PDF  Health Issues – What Happens During Puberty
PDF  Puberty Information Resources
PDF  Female Gymnasts: does the training reduce growth rates, delay maturation, and increase the risk of long-term skeletal injury?

References:

Life Long Health Issues

PDF 
Prolonged sitting can cause physical problems

PDF
  Dealing with Stressful Situations

Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:


Fitness Training Plans
Fitness Exercises
Fitness Components For All Ages
Exercise Programs
Firehouse Fitness
Benefits of General Physical Preparedness
Fitness for Sports & Life Activities
Fitness Program Components
PDF  Sports Medicine Links

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