Football: Safety Tips
Stay in Playing Shape
- Stay away from concrete. "You don't want to throw the ball out of bounds and into a driveway," says Dr. McKeag.
- If you wear glasses, make sure they're strapped on.
- Don't play with a leg brace. It could hurt someone else. If you must wear a brace, Dr. McKeag says, make sure it's covered with adequate padding.
- Consider arm pads. Some players who know they'll be doing light blocking use this protective option.
- Warm up well. Make sure you do it or the hard running, sprinting, and changing directions you do on the football field is going to hurt.
American College of Sports Medicine http://www.acsm.org
American Society of Exercise Physiologists http://www.asep.org/
Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology http://www.csep.ca/
Healthy Canadians http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/
NCAA Sports Sciences. Available at: http://www1.ncaa.org/membership/ed%5Foutreach/health-safety/index.html .
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2012 -
- Update Date: 04/10/2012 -
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