Infographic – Common Sports Injuries and How To Avoid Them

Sport, along with a variety of exercises, is universally recognised as an effective way to keep in shape and leading to a healthy living. However, organised and individual activities can also sometimes have adverse effects in the form of sports injuries. Although death from a sports injury is rare, the leading cause of death from a sports-related injury is a brain injury. Around 50 percent of head injuries sustained in sports or recreational activities occur during skating, bicycling or skateboarding incidents. More than 775,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports injuries every year. Most of the injuries occurred as a result of collisions, falls, being struck by an object and overexertion during sports activities.

To find out more details on common injuries that most of athletes have to face take a look at this infographic from Hosmer & ChiropracticHealth.

Common Sports Injuries and How To Avoid Them

For athletes, proper conditioning and training are important to minimize risk of injuries. Here are few recommendations on prevention of most significant sports injuries:

  • Warm up thoroughly by performing slow, sustained stretches.
  • Wear correct athletic shoes.
  • Tape or strap vulnerable joints, if necessary.
  • Use the safety equipment, such as mouth guards, helmets and pads.
  • Maintain a good level of overall fitness.
  • Use good form and technique.
  • Have regular medical checkups.

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Stuffs You Probably Didn’t Know About Showers – An Infographic

Shower after the workout can offer benefits that include enhanced recovery and immunity, reduced stress and even weight loss. Bathing lowers tension on overstretched muscles. It helps to heal sore muscles by relaxing them and improves flexibility of muscles, specifically when you bathe after exercising. Bathing before going to sleep has been proven to induce sleep.

Enjoy shower of facts on bathing in the infographic mentioned below by DiVapor:

Stuffs About Showers

When it comes to creating a rich lather, natural shower gel tend to maintain cleanliness and good personal hygiene. Washing-away or rinsing-off shower gels works better and easier than soaps. This means taking lesser time in the bath and still appearing more fragrant and refreshed.

If you think the way men and women shower is same, you are probably wrong. Have a look on the comparison:

  • On average, men shower only two minutes less than women.
  • While women use shower time to contemplate chores, problems and weight, men spend their shower time thinking about work and day dreams.
  • Only 28 percent of men “escape” to the shower, 29 percent of women without children and 50 percent of mothers.
  • Women prefer more powerful pressure shower as compared to men.
  • Men have personally carried out shower repairs themselves.

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Treatment Options For Fungal Nail Infections – Infographic

Fungal nail infection is highly contagious and unpleasant– you may experience toenail completely dropping off, discoloration, or awful odor and discharges. If left untreated, toenail fungus can cause cracking, splitting and even complete loss of the toenail. The good news is that fungal nail infection is curable. ​

Defensesoap share the treatment options for fungal nail infection in the detailed infographic below.

nail fungus treatment

Some simple, effective remedies and lifestyle for nail fungus treatment include:

  • Keeping nails short, dry, and clean.
  • To avoid fungal nail infection, apply tea tree oil on a regular basis
  • Apple cider vinegar is mildly acidic and can help prevent toenail fungus from spreading.
  • Baking soda has alkaline properties that help to prevent the fungus from growing or spreading.
  • Choose shoes that reduce humidity.
  • Avoiding being barefoot in public places

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Jock Itch or Herpes: Here’s How to Tell the Difference – Infographic

A persistent rashes or itching in the genital area commonly in men can be caused due to Jock Itch or Herpes. Both are tragic, producing red, irritated rashes on skin that appears in the groin, thighs and genital area.

Here is an info-graphic by JockItchDoctor explaining what is the difference between a jock itch or herpes.

What-is-jock-itch

Jock Itch or Herpes: Causes and Symptoms
A fungus named Candida Albican that mostly appear on the upper layer of skin is the main cause of jock itch fungus. Most fungus cells thrive in humid and damped conditions nearly in the moist areas of the body like groin, buttock and inner thighs. Whereas, Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused due to contact with an infected person. The main symptoms are swollen lymph nodes, high fever and itchy sores.

Prevention and Treatment
Preventive treatment of Jock Itch requires proper hygiene and cleanliness of body that discourages yeast, fungi from spreading and infect your skin. Also, sores and rashes should be brought to the attention of a doctor. Such disease can be easily treated with antifungal creams, soaps, ointment and pills. Jock Itch can also be easily diagnosed by home remedies that contain antibacterial and antifungal properties like having salt bath, use of tea tree oil and rubbing alcohol, onion and garlic paste on the infected skin. Whereas, preventive treatment of herpes requires special medications, drugs and treatment as it regarded as a chronic condition.

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Did You Know MRSA Kills More Americans Each Year Than AIDS?

MRSA is a bacteria that causes serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, bloodstream, lungs or the urinary tract. MRSA skin infection stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. A few years ago the CDC and The Journal of the American Medical Association reported MRSA is killing more Americans rather than AIDS. That year there were nearly 19,000 deaths from MRSA while roughly 16,000 people in the U.S. died from AIDS.

What are The Signs and Symptoms of MRSA Infection?

The symptoms of MRSA staph infection are redness of the skin to swell and collection of pus in the affected areas. This may cause pain and as the infection becomes severe the patient may suffer from fever. Staph infection is a common bacteria that can live in our bodies. Plenty of healthy people carry staph without being infected by it. In now days MRSA is one of the biggest health concerns of the 21 century.

How an Athlete or Other Contact Sport Athlete Prevent MRSA Infections?

1. Wash your hands with a natural soap.

2. Keep cuts and abrasions clean and covered with sterile, dry bandages until they heal.

3. Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, sheets, razors, clothing and athletic equipment.

4. Shower immediately after each game or practice using tea tree oil soap and water. This essential oils is best known to have very powerful antibacterial properties.

Here is an info-graphic by News Illustrated explaining how lethal bacteria of MRSA kills:

MRSA infographic

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