Sport and exercise are an important part of a healthy childhood. They can boost your child’s fitness, coordination and teamwork skills, while they’re having fun and socialising. However, they can come with injuries. Take these steps to avoid them:
Make sure your child is prepared with the right playing and safety equipment before they get started.
Encourage participation in a range of sports to avoid injury from overuse, and encourage warm-ups and cool-downs.
Feeding your child nutritious meals high in energy becomes even more important when they’re playing sport.
Proper recovery helps to keep sport fun, and prevent injuries. It’s also important that kids recover fully from injuries before returning to the field.