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The Healthy WAAY: Preventing Sports Injuries

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Some tips on how to keep your kids safe on the field

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Some tips on how to keep your kids safe on the field
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/7347245?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:47:07 +0000 The Healthy WAAY: Preventing Sports Injuries Some tips on how to keep your kids safe on the field http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/7347245?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL more than 35 million youth play an organized sport in the u-s. but, did you know almost a third of children that play a team sport get hurt seriously enough to miss practice or games? april is national youth sports safety month... here are some tips on how parents can keep their children safe out on the field. making friends, getting exercise, and having fun are just a few benefits for kids taking part in sports. but those benefits do come with some risks. in fact, about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among kids were from sports and recreational activities. cg angelo neumann in: :17 out: :22 "we were playing baseball. the ball hit my head and it hurt really bad." vo/narration.......... so how can parents protect their kids? first, get a preseason physical. this allows parents to find out if their young athlete is fit to play. also researchers in europe studied nearly four thousand kids and found that a correct warm up, focusing on the stability of the legs and feet and falling technique can reduce sports injuries in soccer by 48 percent. physical therapist nate bower introduced an injury prevention program, which includes a proper warm up, at an alabama school soccer team and so far. cg nate bower, pt champion sports medicine in: :52 out: :57 "we have seen a 60 percent overall reduction in lower extremity injuries." vo/narration.......... graphic in: 1:07 out: 1:12 and staying properly hydrated during practice or a game can protect kids from heat-related illness. about nine thousand high school athletes are treated for this every year. watch out for any signs of confusion, dizziness, or rapid breathing. these could be warning signs that your young athlete needs to load up on water. another tip for parents: make sure your kid gets enough another tip for parents: make sure your kid gets enough rest. the american academy of pediatrics recommends children take off at least one day per week and one month per year from training for a particular sport to





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