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What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

What are some good health facts on snowboarding?

Use common sense: I am a skier, but have a daughter who snowboards. I would suggest if you are a beginner take lessons, get proper instruction, wear proper clothing for being outside. make sure you are in proper health, check with your doctor. be prepare to fall a lot, if you are a beginner. Don't take anything on, you can't handle. ...Read more

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A lot of weird odd pain/discomfort after snowboard fall. What do you recommend?

A lot of weird odd pain/discomfort after snowboard fall. What do you recommend?

Clarification needed: There isn't enough information provided to give any specific recommendations. You can re-ask question with clarification or see your medical provider if it is not resolving. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits of snowboarding?

Are there health benefits of snowboarding?

Yes-many benefits!: Snowboarding requires physical exertion & helps build balance and co-ordination. In general any physical exertion is beneficial. It is also healthful to be outdoors enjoying nature. Most find snowboarding to be fun & enjoyable; anything that gives pleasure & reduces stress has health benefits. Perhaps the only thing about snowboarding that may harm health is the potential for injury, so be careful! ...Read more

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Can i snowboard when my stitches come out?

That depends: I am sorry but i don't know the reason that you received sutures. When you can snowboard again really depends on what the underlying problem was. It would be best to ask the healthcare provider who treated you. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to do backcountry snowboarding?

Is it dangerous to do backcountry snowboarding?

Can be: If injured you do not have an easy way out and their are certainly more hazards than a controlled course ...Read more

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Should I still practice snowboarding if I suffer from lumbago?

Should I still practice snowboarding if I suffer from lumbago?

Depends: I would recommend checking with your physician first if its safe for you to do. Remember to stretch, and strengthen your core muscles prior to the season. ...Read more

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Should i consider taking up snowboarding as a way to relieve stress?

Should i consider taking up snowboarding as a way to relieve stress?

Why not?: Like most activities, it depends how one approaches it. Snowboarding can be relaxing — or it can be a tense and/or scary experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. And take it easy as a beginner. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

What to do if i want to get abs and a stronger core for hockey and snowboarding, how do I do that?

See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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I hurt my tailbone snowboarding... Id like to know how I would know if its broken?... And or is there somthing to do ubout it?

I hurt my tailbone snowboarding... Id like to know how I would know if its broken?... And or is there somthing to do ubout it?

Xray: You'll need an xray to determine if your tailbone is broken, but as long as it is not displaced, there is not much that we can do. We recommend sitting on a donut pad or on the edge of a phone book, and applying ice to the area. With a stable fracture or a bruise, time is of the essence for improvement of pain. ...Read more

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So my dr told me i need to lose weight. So i toom up snowboarding and eating right. And went from 180 - 155 in three 1/2 months. Is this good?

So my dr told me i need to lose weight. So i toom up snowboarding and eating right. And went from 180 - 155 in three 1/2 months. Is this good?

Congratulations: Slow and steady weight loss is the way to go. Please get a target weight range from your doc. We are all built differently. If you can't snowboard in the warmer weather please find some other form of exercise to replace it. Peace and good health. ...Read more