Safety tips during activities and exercises for kids
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Safety should be a number-one concern when performing exercises for kids.
In the following article, Forkids.com introduces a few basic ideas and tips that are appropriate to any and every game or activity.
In addition to the necessary equipment needed for various types of sports.
Safety comes first
1- Clean play area
Be sure that the play area is free of electrical cords, sharp objects, or anything that may harm the children.
2- Appropriate Equipment
If any fitness equipment is needed, be sure it is age-appropriate and that the children know how to use each piece correctly.
3- Good Hydration
Keep children hydrated even in cooler temperatures.
4- Suitable Clothes
Make sure the children are wearing clothing appropriate for the weather.
Don’t forget to apply (and reapply) sunscreen if you are going to play outdoor activities.
Make sure the children are supervised in any activity.
Safety Equipment for specific Sports & Exercises For kids
Some safety issues apply to specific sports and activities.
For instance, a helmet, mouth guards, body pads, and eye gear may be needed for particular exercises.
helmets are needed for sports such as baseball, football, softball, biking, snow sports, and rollerblading.
Your kids must wear the right helmet for the sport that they are playing.
The helmet should have a sticker from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which designates that it is safe to wear for a particular activity, such as biking.
2- Body pads
Elbow, knee, and wrist pads should be worn when skateboarding, snowboarding, skating or playing ice hockey to help protect against broken bones.
3- Mouth Guards
If children are playing any activity in which there is a chance of getting hit in the head or, specifically, the face, they need to get and use mouth guards. You can get mouth guards from a dentist or a sporting goods store.
4- Eye Protection
And special eye protection may be needed for sports such as ice hockey, lacrosse, and racquetball.
Make sure the goggles and face masks fit snuggly against the face.
Exercise for kids should be an essential part of kids’ life, but you should take your precautions to minimize the incidence of injuries.
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