SUNDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) Sledding is one of the many outdoor activities that make winter wonderful, but certain safety precautions are needed in order to prevent injuries, say experts. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
fences that might be covered in snow. Avoid areas with trees. Don't use slopes that end in a street, parking lot or pond. There should be a flat run off at the bottom of the hill.
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Make sure children wear a helmet. Sleds can easily reach speeds of 20 25 mph, according to research. Among sled injuries treated in emergency rooms, about 15 percent are head Nike Metcon Lagoon
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Maintain constant adult supervision. About 71 percent of unsupervised sledding outings end in injuries, but that rate drops to 29 percent when adults are present, according to Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 Shoes an American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons study.
Here are some sledding safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics and emergency room doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center:
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