Here’s an image (click thumbnail for larger image) from the interview I did with Weekly Reader’s Current Health Teens about action sports and safety. Â The full article touches on the rise in popularity in action sports but also about the rise in injuries occurring in teens participating in these sports. Â There has been lots of talks about helmets and if they should be mandatory at ski/snowboard mountains, competitions, and parks in general. Â Even more since last year when Olympic medal hopeful Kevin Pearce suffered a massive brain injury that without a helmet would have left him dead. Â (ESPN just did a big article about brain injuries in action sports as well)
I was happy to be able to contribute to this piece they did and do think it is a very important topic that needs to be address with some of the younger kids. Â More and more professionals seem to be encouraging helmet use which is a good thing. Â Take a look and let me know what you think of the interview. Â And a big thanks to Nicole at Weekly Reader for including me on this.