Aspirus | Aspire | Spring 2019

Latest podcasts Hear Aspirus experts discuss a wide variety of health topics by checking out our latest podcasts at . Or look for “Aspirus Health Talk” on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn or Google Play. Aspirus, Inc. 2200 Westwood Drive Wausau,WI 54401 Nonprofit Org. U.S.Postage PAID WallaWalla,WA Permit No.44 U Play it safe Everybody’s a winner when parents make sure their kids are safe on the field or on the court. More than 2.6million children in the U.S. are treated in emergency departments each year for sports injuries. Follow these tips to help your child avoid being one of them. Call your child’s doctor Dress your child in the right gear for the right sport. Encourage your child to warmup and cool down properly. Warm-up exercises foster flexibility. Cool downs loosenmuscles made tight by exercise. Be sure water or sports drinks are available during play. Make sunscreen the rule for outdoor play. Is it hot out? Dress your child in light, breathable clothes. Find out if your child’s coach is trained in first aid and CPR. to set up a preseason physical exam. Make sure strict rules of play are enforced to help avoid head injuries. Encourage breaks . Rest periods can reduce injuries. Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health