Believe it or not, high school sports are just around the corner. Here in Minnesota, football practice begins on Monday, August 15 with the first games happening a couple of weeks after that. Volleyball teams will also be hitting the courts soon with their matches soon after. Cross country teams will be tearing up the turf shortly, as well.
If you are a player, a fan, a coach, or a parent you are very likely looking forward to the upcoming seasons. We love to watch our sons and daughters, grandchildren, and friends play. As players, we love the "thrill of victory."
Keeping our players, fans and everyone involved safe and healthy has been a top concern, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though COVID-19 and its variants seem less of a concern this coming school year, it doesn't mean that COVID and other illnesses are gone.
What about injuries?
Whenever two (or more) bodies crash into each other-even with pads and helmets, injuries can occur. Fingers get jammed, lips get bloodied, and things break, rip and tear.
Injuries can happen during any sport but seem much more noticeable and frequent on the football field.
Some of the most common injuries in football (according to WebMD) include:
These are some potentially dangerous injuries. There are many "lesser" injuries, as well, such as cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Along with that, there are more severe injuries like brain injuries, broken bones, and more.
Our sports teams need protection from illness and infections that can be caused by a plethora of things. Because let's face it, it wouldn't be much of a season if a bunch of players was out sick or on the bench!
Prevent illness and aid faster healing
There are many ways to prevent illness and injuries and to aid in faster healing of some wounds and injuries
Some top ways to prevent injuries (from https://orthoinfo.aaos.org)
Maintain your fitness
Get a pre-season physical
Warm up and stretch
Cool down and stretch
Ensure you have the proper equipment in the proper size
One of the top ways to prevent illnesses is the keep the locker rooms, equipment, and gear sanitized. One of the best ways to do that is by using Vital Oxide as part of your daily cleaning routine.
Vital Oxide is "Step 1" in our system and is an EPA-registered hospital disinfectant, cleaner, mold killer, and odor eliminator. Its formula contains a unique form of stabilized chlorine dioxide that is very effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and mold yet non-corrosive to treated articles and gentle enough to handle without causing skin irritation. It is ready to use with no mixing required—just spray, wipe, or fog right from the bottle.
Sanitizing the locker room with our 2-step process is another great way to keep your team safer from germs, bacteria, and other microbes for months at a time!
STOP using chlorine bleach and other harmful chemicals
Replace your current cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants with the ONE (Vital Oxide) product that will eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and odors throughout your school, home, and business.
If you have a cut or abrasion that often happens during sports, Lastgerm.com has a solution for you through our partnership with Pure&Clean. Using our wound care products can reduce healing time. You can check out some of the case studies that have been done with Pure&Clean products here and here.
Together, these products can make for a much better sports season and a much better school year, too!
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