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WHAT IS ATHLETICS?
Athletics, or track and field sports, are collectively the oldest organised sport known to man. Originating from the most basic of human activities associated with survival, such as running, jumping and throwing, athletics has remained a truly universal sport that is participated in competitively throughout the world. Modern-day athletic sports include running, sprinting, hurdles, high and long jump, discus, shot put and javelin.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ATHLETICS
Regular participation has also been shown to increase bone density, protecting against osteoporosis, lessen the risk of depression and obesity and a decline in cognitive function, all factors associated with a sedentary population.
COMMON ATHLETICS INJURIES
Personal injuries associated with athletics are relatively common, understandably when the very nature of the sport involves pushing the human body to its maximum. Common injuries for athletes include tendon rupture, tendonitis, muscle pain and strains, muscle tears, joint problems and knee ligament injuries.
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SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our Sports Health Insurance for both amateur and professional athletes offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with essential cover for sports-related injuries.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
As an alternative for those who compete in a non-professional capacity, whether individually or as part of a club, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are looking for cover on a budget or if you are looking for comprehensive levels of protection.