Prevention is by far the best method of avoiding unnecessary pain and injury that may keep you from playing. Although many accidents are unpredictable, there are a number of proactive ways you can help prevent injuries from occurring.
Tip #1: Stretch and warm up your muscles
One of the easiest ways to help prevent injury is to stretch. By warming up your muscles, you make them more flexible which allows you to move your joints through their full range of motion.
Practice these stretches before the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon!
Tip #2: Drink lots of water
Playing in hot weather results in extra fluid loss or dehydration so remember to drink before, during and after each leg of the TRYathlon.
Tip #3: Go at your own pace
Doing too much too soon may cause injury. Don’t exert yourself too far beyond your level of fitness. Just take your time and go at your own pace.
But, if you do happen to experience a fall, cut, strain or sprain, there’s an Elastoplast product to help you get up again!
Good luck and remember to have fun!