By Erin McNeill
Once the weather starts to get nicer, kids will begin spending more time outside engaged in activities such as bike riding, swimming and organized sports. As they run around, ride their scooter and play baseball or tennis, they will inevitably get bumps and scrapes, which is a normal part of childhood. It’s up to you, however, to prevent the bigger injuries and illnesses related to these activities. Here are a few tips to get you started while you plan out your summer activities.
Following these tips will help prevent sprains and strains, growth plate injuries and heat-related illnesses while your child is out on the field playing this summer. Allow them to have fun, but teach them the importance of safety at the same time. By keeping their body healthy and active now, they are guaranteeing an active lifestyle as they grow!