Why Helmets are Important

Whether you’re 6 or 60, a beginner or pro, it is important to wear a helmet. A helmet can protect you from serious injury to the brain or head. Damage to your brain can be permanent, so it is always a good idea to protect it with a helmet.

When choosing a helmet, make sure it is snug, stable, and level. It should not slide from side-to-side on your head, and the chinstrap should be secure and stable.

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Since children’s coordination is not developed fully, they are more vulnerable to head injuries. Helmets can save lives and help prevent injuries. Children are usually more inclined to wear helmets if they see adults wearing them and if they like the way their helmet looks.

According to OrthoInfo, a helmet protects you by absorbing the force that was caused during the impact of the fall or crash. A helmet is crucial because without it, the force would have been directed towards the head.