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Doctor insights on: Mogul Skiing

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How to avoid injuries when mogul skiing?

How to avoid injuries when mogul skiing?

3 tips: There are many things that you can do but let me give you three tips. First make sure that you are well conditioned before going out on a mogul field. The strength and endurance needed in your quads and is immense. Second make sure you warm up adequately before going out on the slopes and lastly make sure that your bindings are set for your proper weight and ability level. ...Read more

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What are common ski injuries?

What are common ski injuries?

Ski injuries: Common ski injuries are torn acl and or menisci, fractures, sprains and strains of upper and lower extremities. ...Read more

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Is it smart to start skiing at 50?

Depends: If you are in good shape and want to expand , get an excellent instructor and take it one day at a time. I encourage you to stay in shape, know your limits regarding thin air when in high elevations and enjoy it. I know of people who have learned very late in life and loved it. Using the proper equipment, clothing and getting excellent instruction make a big difference. ...Read more

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Can jet skiing be bad for a fetus?

Can jet skiing be bad for a fetus?

Enjoy life: A fetus is relatively well protected within the womb from some of the jarring and buffeting your body experiences during any physical activity. Unless your OB has identified an unusual situation in your case, most activity, including jet skiing is fine in the earlier stages of pregnancy.I have known zumba trainers that worked up until a few days before delivery, and had amazing recovery afterward. ...Read more

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What are the risks of alpine skiing?

Many: Well - i can personally attest to one risk - breaking an ankle. If you are slow snowplower with a helmet you might be at a lower risk then someone who takes giant slaloms at high speeds (if both people are in shape). You can develop a head injury, a sprain, a strain, a fracture, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries etc. It is best to take lessons and start on the bunny slope in the beginning. ...Read more

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Which is safer == surfboarding or jet skiing?

Which is safer == surfboarding or jet skiing?

Depends: If you are better at surf boarding and have never jet skied then the one you are better at is safer. If you have a propensity for riding a jet ski, and you love motorcycles, and speed, you would need to develop safe habits while enjoying the sport. When learning always find out how to avoid accidents and take practiceinto accountant. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

What are the benefits of wearing a mouthguard while mountain biking/snow skiing?

Protection: The same as with any other sport. A mouth guard will absorb some impact of a traumatic impact protecting the teeth and gums. ...Read more

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What can happen to a child if his body temp drops rapidly, as in getting lost on a ski mountain?

What can happen to a child if his body temp drops rapidly, as in getting lost on a ski mountain?

Hypothermia: Hyopthermia represents the biophysical changes that happen when core temperature drops. Kids due to their smaller body mass seem more susceptible to dropping body temp. Initially shivering occurs, attempting to warm the body, then lethargy/confusion begin to present. The heart rate speeds up, but as cold persists shivering stops & the heart rate slows and beats irregularly. Coma then death follows. ...Read more