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Wearing a properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of a head injury by 85%.

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Helmets can reduce the risk of a head injury.

According to the Cleveland Clinic wearing a properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of a head injury by up to 85%. Head injuries and concussions are common among Canadians so taking extra precaution this spring could be a wise idea. When it comes to cycling, most accidents involve the head and face which is why it is important to pick a helmet that fits securely and is going to protect you.

The Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) sticker inside the helmet is designed to ensure that helmet meets the standards by law. Depending on the activity of participation it is very important to make sure the helmet will meet the standards for the activity or sport you are competing in.

There isn’t one helmet that will work for all sports and activities as the contact levels in hockey might be very different than that of football, cycling or even skiing. What is important is to recognize that if you are going to play in sports or activities it is recommended wearing a helmet that is designed for that sport.

Tips like the helmet should sit two finger widths above the eyebrow, with the side and chin straps snug can be found on the Canadian Tire website. Here you can find all kinds of information and an easy to use tutorial.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/helmetsafety.html

For more articles like this : 5 Tips to prevent a head injury when riding this spring.

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