Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It protects us from many modern diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and depression, as well as some cancers. While exercise and sport are great ways to get regular physical activity, what happens when they cause harm?
All physical activities, from extreme sports to team sports, carry some risk. However, before you go to bed, remember that the benefits outweigh any risks. Avoiding physical activity is the best option.
Regular exercise and regular sports can lower your risk of dying by up to 20-40%, according to research. However, this could vary depending on the sport you choose. It’s important that you consider ways to minimize your injury risk so that you can continue to enjoy the health benefits of sports for many years.
What Is The Victim Exercise?
Hospital records show that the annual injury rate for sports and recreation activities is about 6%. This is likely to be an underestimate of the true rate for sports injuries, since many people who are injure don’t visit the hospital.
One striking finding is that almost three quarters of all sports-relate injuries are sustain by males. This is a consistent observation from all over the world. It is possible that this is due to several factors, including the higher participation rate, males’ tendency to take more risks and the nature and character of traditionally male sports and other activities.
Around half of all injuries sustaine in sports can be attribute directly to motor sports, water sport, and football codes. These codes are dominate by men.
Age is another important factor in injury risk. Younger athletes and exercisers are more likely to sustain injuries than older adults. Two thirds of all sports-related injuries are sustain by individuals younger than 35, while those aged 15-17 years are nearly ten times more likely than those over 65 to sustain injuries. This is encouraging, as fear of injury has been report as a barrier to exercise among older adults.
Most sports-related injuries that require hospitalization in Australia are caused by fractures (49%), while soft tissue (or muscle) injuries (10%) are the majority. Data from other countries suggests that the majority of sports injuries involve dislocations, torn ligaments, and sprains (60%), with fractures (18%) and bruising/wounds (12%).
The knee and lower leg are the most commonly injure sites. Next is the elbow and forearm (20%) and wrist and hand (20%). The majority of injuries are cause either by an awkward fall (28%), contact or overexertion (10%), or by repetitive or strenuous movements.
Are Recreational And Sports Becoming More Risky?
Recent concerns were expressed by medical professionals about the increasing number of children who present with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, which can be found in the middle of their knees. Sports injuries can be prevent by motor coordination and physical fitness.
It is possible that today’s youth athletes may have less tolerance for the demands of sports due to the declining levels of physical activity and fitness.
Evidence suggests that concussion rates and other injuries in older athletes are on the rise. This could be due to better injury management and referral. However, it is also possible that sports are becoming more fast and competitive, which may increase the chances of injuries.
Major trauma injuries (e.g. spinal injuries) are also on the rise and are more common in off-road motor sports, Australian Rules Football, and cycling.
Although this is concerning, it is important to recognize that the absolute risk of injury remains low at 6.3 per 100,000 people per year. Parents and children should still be enrol in sport.
Do I CrossFit And Other Exercise Fitness Trends?
CrossFit is a popular fitness trend that has been growing in popularity. This raises questions about safety. CrossFit is a series of resistance and aerobic exercises that are repeat often. These circuits are call a Workout of the Day (Workout of the Day).
CrossFit’s criticisms include the inexperienced trainers and inappropriate lifting techniques, the emphasis on toughness over proper exercise technique. Certification for CrossFit coaches being easy, and the exhausting nature of CrossFit workouts that are almost certain to lead to deficiencies in technique.
According to the evidence, one CrossFit study showed a high injury rate of 20%. Other studies show that the injury risk for CrossFit is comparable or lower than in other sports.
Evidence suggests that Cross Fitters are more likely to be injure if there is a lot of coaching involvement. It is difficult for coaches to offer the necessary supervision in large groups. Those who have been CrossFit since the beginning are most likely to have suffered an injury.