Recreation Safety

Recreational activities can be great for the body, mind and spirit; however, recreational activities also involve a risk of injury. Luckily, there are ways you can reduce your risk of injury while participating in your favorite activities.

For example, by wearing a properly-fitted helmet for appropriate activities, you can help prevent or lessen the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is caused by a bump or blow to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. While not all bumps to the head result in a TBI, many do. Unsure of the type of helmet to wear for your activity of choice? See the, “Which helmet for which activity?” article from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to learn more about helmet types and the safety standards to look for.

Throughout the Aspirus system, we see patients of all ages with injuries that occurred while participating in recreational activities. Check out the safety tips below for the recreational activities that result in the most injuries in our region.

Safety Tips by Activity