Helmet Safety for Brain Injury Awareness Month

Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month?

You can help prevent a brain injury by taking the steps to prevent falls, wearing a seat belt and of course, wearing a helmet! Click here and join us in the pledge to wear a helmet!

“It’s uncomfortable and hot. It messes up my hair. It isn’t cool. I’m only going a short distance. I’m not going to fall, so I don’t need one.”
Above are just a few reasons people give for not putting a helmet on. But the truth is, a helmet can prevent a brain injury and even save your life. Remember- Helmets are not just for children; helmets are important at any age!

Did you know that wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of brain injury up to 88%? They help to absorb the energy from an impact instead of your head and brain! Be sure to protect your melon!

Be sure to wear the right helmet!
All helmets are not the same. There are many different helmets for different activities. Each particular type of helmet is designed to protect your head from the impacts common to each a particular activity or sport. Be sure to wear a helmet that is appropriate for the particular activity you’re involved in. Other helmets may not protect your head as effectively.