How to prevent Outdoor Sport Injuries

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Outdoor recreations such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, scuba diving and others are very popular among many people in Canada. However, with such kind of recreation, it is also easy to suffer from outdoor sport injuries that must be treated very fast. Each of the recreational activities has its own rules on how the injury should be prevented.

Recommendations for outdoor sport injuries prevention

  • Be always prepared: When you engage in outdoor sporting or recreational activities, there is not substitute for preparedness. It is important to first gain some education on how to avoid the risks involved, in order to be able to cope with such risks instead of panicking or suffering from fear that can make the situation worse.
  • Attend to any medical issue: Before you engage in the outdoor activities any health problem you have must be checked or treated. This will prevent the problem from escalating. Go for a medical check up and ensure that you have undergone all immunizations.
  • Adhere to all warning signs: Many outdoor sport injuries occur because people fail to anticipate problems or ignore the warning signs given. For instance, if you are not a good swimmer do not go to the deep waters or to prevent being stung by jellyfish always avoid areas where they are crowded.  Thus, you must take heed to all warning given, heed to guidelines by rangers and weather reports. Make sure you wear all the safety equipments such as flotation jacket, climbing helmet and others.
  • Condition yourself: Many travel health hazards such as falls and others can be avoided if your body has strength and endurance. You can acquire these by conditioning yourself by taking some exercises and workouts to ensure your body is fit for the expedition.
  • Consume food with enough calories: If your body does not have a lot of energy, you are highly vulnerable to the outdoor sport injuries. Therefore, you should ensure you consume enough calories in a diet that is well balanced before and during the adventure or sports. Take enough fluids to prevent exhaustion and dehydration.


The above are just some of the ways you can reduce the chances of suffering from outdoor sport injuries. The most important thing is to ensure that you engage in activities you are familiar with or use a guide who is qualified to direct you on what to do and what not to do. You should also never engage in such sports if you are suffering from any illness that may make the body weaker.

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