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Extreme Sports

The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English
defines extreme sports as: “denoting or relating to a sport performed in a
hazardous environment and involving great physical risk, such as parachuting or
white-water rafting.”

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Extreme Sports

  1. 1. Fitango Education Health Topics Extreme Sportshttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=582
  2. 2. OverviewThe Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current Englishdefines extreme sports as: “denoting or relating toa sport performed in ahazardous environment and involving greatphysical risk, such as parachuting or 1
  3. 3. Overviewwhite-water rafting.” 2
  4. 4. Examples of extreme sportsAll-Terrain WindsurfingAbseilingAerobaticsAggressiveInline 3
  5. 5. Examples of extreme sportsAuto racingBMXBodyboardingBungeejumpingCave Diving 4
  6. 6. Examples of extreme sportsExtremeironingFreestyle scooteringFlowboardingHanggliding 5
  7. 7. Examples of extreme sportsIceclimbingJet SkiKitesurfLongboardingMartial Arts Tricking 6
  8. 8. Examples of extreme sportsMotocrossMountainBikeMountaineeringMountainBoarding 7
  9. 9. Examples of extreme sportsParaglidingPaintballParkourRockclimbingSandboarding 8
  10. 10. Examples of extreme sportsSkateboardingSkiingSkimboardingSnowboardingSnowmobileStand up paddle surfing 9
  11. 11. Examples of extreme sportsSurfWakeboardingWater rideWaveskiWheelieWindsurf 10
  12. 12. InsuranceTravel insurance for dangerous activitiesMake sure your travel insurance covers anyactivities you are planning to do.Bungee jumping, scuba-diving, jet-skiing 11
  13. 13. Insuranceand other activities you might do on the spur ofthe moment on holiday oftenaren’t covered by standard policies.Medical costs if you get injured can beextortionate so check your policy before doinganything adventurous. 12
  14. 14. InsuranceAnd never undertake any of these activitieswhilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Fewinsurance companies willcover you if you injure yourself whilst intoxicated.You should also see our Travel checklist and checkour Travel advice for the country you 13
  15. 15. Insuranceplan to visit.**Winter Sports**-- Many insurers offer specific insurance forwinter sports-- don’t ski off piste unless it is permitted, 14
  16. 16. Insuranceyou are a competent skier and are insured to do so-- get fit before you go-- carry a first aid kit-- wear warm clothing-- use a high factor sunscreen 15
  17. 17. Insurance-- don’t ski or snowboard when tired-- wear all-round eye protection such asgoggles-- be aware of the risks of altitude sicknessespecially above 3,000 metres 16
  18. 18. Insurance-- check ski bindings for security-- treat avalanche warnings seriously. 17
  19. 19. Insurance **Water Sports**-- Identify safe swimming beaches withcoastguards - check local tides-- avoid swimming off contaminated beaches, instagnant or polluted water 18
  20. 20. Insurance **Water Sports**-- never dive into water of unknown depth-- check water sports equipment for qualityand safety features-- wear a life jacket for boating, waterskiing and other offshore water sports 19
  21. 21. Insurance **Water Sports**-- don’t sub-aqua dive within 24hrs of flying(either on arrival or before departure)-- check your insurance policy for the maximumdiving depth it covers-- wear shoes, trainers or sandals on beaches 20
  22. 22. Insurance **Water Sports**to avoid infection and foot injury-- use a high factor sunscreen and re-applyfrequently after swimming or exercise. 21
  23. 23. Insurance **Extreme sports**-- Activities like rock climbing, go-kartingand bungee jumping are becoming more and morepopular. Think carefully beforeundertaking extreme sports abroad: 22
  24. 24. Insurance **Extreme sports**-- check which sports are covered by yourinsurance-- check the airline will carry any specialistequipment you want to want to take-- ensure you are fit and healthy enough for 23
  25. 25. Insurance **Extreme sports**strenuous activities-- tell the instructors about any pre-existingmedical conditions or injuries you have-- be aware of the risks of altitude sicknesswhen mountaineering and rock-climbing. 24