Your Head and How to Protect It

Some head-related trivia:

  • Your brain uses 20% of your body’s overall energy.
  • Your brain is 77% water.
  • The average weight of the human head is 5kg.
  • Your brain can survive 4-6 minutes without oxygen before cells begin to die.
  • The female skull is thicker than the male skull!

Some things to keep in mind as you’re out enjoying the summer:

  • Legally, you MUST wear a helmet while bicycling in North Bay – it’s good common sense.
  • The most common cause of head injuries is motorcycle accidents, so please be careful and share the road.
  • If you’re walking on the city bike paths, please keep your dog on a short leash –  so the leash doesn’t tangle the wheels of cyclists who are passing by.
  • If you’re biking on the paths, watch carefully for deer, pedestrians and dogs on long leashes!
  • Soccer players – avoid concussion by only hitting the ball with your forehead and using a front-back motion. Avoid blows to the side of the head.
  • If you get hit on the head with a golf ball, go to the ER. You may have a subdermal hematoma.
  • When sailing, watch for swinging booms.



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