Health and Safety in Extreme Sports

Extreme sports such as boxing, snowboarding, and horse racing can be exciting to watch and exhilarating to take part in.

Extreme sports such as boxing, snowboarding, and horse racing can be exciting to watch and exhilarating to take part in. However, it is important to ensure that participants of these sports are dressed in the appropriate clothing and take adequate safety measures, such as using a riding helmet for equestrian activities, or wearing mouth guards to protect teeth whilst boxing. Here are some other tips to follow when participating in extreme sports:  

  • Maintain good fitness and conditioning for endurance 
  • Ensure you have been given proper training regarding safety precautions 
  • Wear the appropriate gear  
  • Regularly inspect and test equipment to ensure it is not faulty or inadequate 
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment before participating 
  • Have a first aid kit, first aider and communication plan in place in case of emergency 
  • Avoid extreme sports during adverse weather conditions 
  • Recognise and follow personal limits and don’t push yourself to the point of injury 


By following these safety precautions and having a sensible, effective plan in case an emergency arises, one may participate in extreme sports safely.
 

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