The hockey season is about to get underway, the football season has already kicked off and there are now more New Yorkers cycling around than ever before.
Doing all these things can result in concussion, skull fracture, intracranial bleeding or smashed teeth whether you are a little itty bitty kid, just play sport for fun guy or gal or a sports professional because, let’s face it, life happens.
So what can you do to keep your brain and your mouth safe from being mashed and smashed.
The short answer is wear an appropriate helmet and mouthguard. A mouthguard is probably not important for bike riding but it is for football and hockey.
Helmet technology has improved so that if you buy a good one you will protect yourself against intracranial bleeding and skull fracture. So even though it’s not compulsory to wear one in New Year while riding a bike, the safest thing to do is wear one.
There is as yet no concussion proof helmet but get someone to help you keep track of impacts if you play football and hockey and also have regular check-ups if you play these hard contact sports.
The other piece of advice is make sure your helmet fits snugly and comfortably and can’t come off if you fall. And with mouthguards either renew them regularly or buy a custom fitted one. LIKE New Yorkers keeping themselves safe.