Sports-related injuries are a common occurrence, even for those who don’t play sports professionally. Activities like skiing accidents and years of pick-up basketball can lead to torn ACLs and back problems. While staying active is important for maintaining weight and a healthy heart, some sports are safer than others. So, we have a guide of the best and worst sports for your health for you through the sports that are recommended for your well-being and highlight those that may pose health risks in the long run.
Avoid this: Boxing/MMA
We understand the fascination with watching people get punched in the face, whether it’s in the MMA octagon or outside a bar at 3 am. It’s entertaining in its own way. However, studies reveal that around 90% of boxers have experienced a traumatic brain injury at least once during their careers, even if it goes undiagnosed. Not to mention, blows to the head increase the chances of developing conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It’s something worth considering, isn’t it?