Winter is a magical time of year for skiers and snowboarders who relish the opportunity to carve up the slopes or zip through fresh powder. Unfortunately, both novice and experienced athletes alike are at risk of being injured by the sports they love. Here are a few of the most common injuries on the slopes and what you can do to keep having fun all season long.
When the snow flies, many of us are eager to hit the slopes or go skating at the neighbourhood outdoor rink. But even those who aren’t winter sports enthusiasts can remain quite active outdoors in the winter months thanks to the need to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways.
Spring is in full bloom and many of us are happily pottering around our yards with shovels and watering cans. While gardening can be a relaxing pastime, it can also place unexpected demands on the body. Injuries like sprains and strains are more common than many people realize.