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WHAT IS ICE HOCKEY?
Ice Hockey is a contact sport played by two teams of six in an ice rink. Each team aims to score goals using hockey sticks and a puck. Ice hockey is proving to become more popular and is the official national winter sport of Canada.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ICE HOCKEY
Ice hockey is an extreme sport and has numerous health benefits including great cardiovascular training, as it increases your breathing and heart rate. As well as being a high endurance sport, ice hockey helps strengthen your heart which means you are at a lower risk of developing heat diseases. Played on ice skates, ice hockey also can improve your balance, strength and coordination.
COMMON ICE HOCKEY INJURIES
As a physical contact sport, ice hockey comes with high risks of getting injured. The main risk associated with ice hockey is knee injuries from pivoting or being hit by another player. Hamstring injuries and calf muscle injuries are also common from the muscles being overloaded. Warming up before practices and games is important, however injuries can still occur especially if you collide with another player.
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SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Our ice hockey sports health insurance range offers cover for the treatment of sports-related injuries, providing that all-important peace of mind when it comes to your health. If you become injured whilst playing ice hockey then you’ll be able to focus on getting better and back in the game. Our sports health insurance range if offered for semi-professional and professional sports people.
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As an alternative, we also offer our private health insurance range which has been designed to look after you and your family. Private health insurance gives you peace of mind in case the unexpected happens.