Stay active and play safe

An illustration showing people staying active in the winter

Winter sports provide a fun and engaging way to stay healthy during the colder months. From skiing to snowshoeing, these activities not only enhance your physical fitness but also improve your mental well-being.

The benefits of staying active

Physical activity during winter is crucial. It helps in maintaining a healthy weight, preventing chronic diseases, and can improve your mood. Activities like skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey can be enjoyed safely with the right precautions.

Safety tips for participating in winter sports

  • Wear protective gear: Always use helmets, pads and appropriate sports gear.
  • Understand the risks: Learn about common injuries associated with your chosen activity and how to prevent them.
  • Take lessons: Proper instruction can greatly reduce the risk of injury.

Resources for injury prevention

Active & Safe Central is a valuable resource offering injury prevention tips and safety information for over 45 sports and recreational activities. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete, understanding the risks and prevention strategies is key to a safe winter sports season.