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.
For athletes, proper conditioning and training are important to minimize risk of injuries. Here are few recommendations on prevention of most significant sports injuries:
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:
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:
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.
Some simple, effective remedies and lifestyle for nail fungus treatment include:
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.
Jock Itch or Herpes: Causes and Symptoms
Prevention and Treatment
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: