Benefits of Wearing a Helmet

iStock_000010585318XSmallWhether you are biking, rollerblading or driving a motorcycle, wearing a helmet is instrumental in reducing your likelihood of mild or serious head injuries. Here are a few reasons you should wear a helmet:

Keep Minor Injuries Minor

Even seemingly minor head injuries can escalate into life-threatening head injuries and can cause long-term brain damage. When you wear a helmet, you reduce the likelihood that a minor bump on the head could turn into a serious brain bleed. Even small amounts of jarring motion from certain activities can adversely affect your brain. A high-quality helmet will help with shock absorption and can reduce minor coup-contra coup injuries and concussions.

Reduce Serious Injuries

The shock absorption purpose of a helmet is invaluable in major accidents. In some cases, the helmet may prevent major fractures in your skull or swelling of the brain. It is important to not only wear a helmet, but to buy a high-quality helmet. Poor quality helmets provide little or no protection in major accidents and may simply break, instead of absorbing most of the impact. Equally important is having a helmet designed for the specific activity and it should fit properly. Remember children and adults need different size helmets.

It’s Just Good Practice

The more you wear a helmet during potentially dangerous activities, the more you will be accustomed to wearing your helmet. You should reach a point when wearing your helmet is just part of the experience and comes to you automatically. If you are an adult, wearing your helmet is one way to be a good role model for your children and other adults. It is always important to lead by example.

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Wearing a helmet is one of several important steps to protect your head. At TryMunity, we offer support to you through out community. Visit our website for more information and to learn about the services we offer.