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4 tips to choosing the right helmet

Protect your head from any potential injuries by buying the right helmet
ST701 Editorial Team - May 7, 2014
By: Huda Nabilah Afandi
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4 tips to choosing the right helmet

Wearing helmets and protection gears are advised when riding a bike or doing adventurous activites. This is to protect you in an event of an accident. While it may be tempting to choose a helmet based on a design you like, you should also bear in mind that your helmet should shield your head from any potential injuries.

Here are 4 ways to pick the right helmet:

1. Check the fitting

When choosing a helmet, you should always check whether the size is the right one for your head. It must be secured so you’ll be protected in case you have a fall. At the same time, ensure that the helmet is comfortable so you won’t get a headache and that the straps aren’t too tight as it may hurt your skin.

2. Get the right size

If the helmet is for a child, get a child sized helmet. If it’s for an adult, the helmet you buy must be meant for an adult. Don’t try to save money but getting a bigger sized helmet for your child and assuming he will outgrow it. Change the helmet whenever you need to and don’t compensate your safety for any reason at all.

3. Ensure maximum protection

Putting on your helmet properly will ensure that they get hit instead of your head.  When the helmet is on your head, it should sit halfway down your forehead. Never tilt them to the back of your head because you will miss out on having maximum protection for your head.

4. Match the helmet to the activities

There are lots of different kinds of helmets for riding bicycles - light ones, heavy ones and ones that provide extra protection. Be sure to get the right helmet for the activity that you will be doing. If you plan to skateboard or climb rocks, be sure to get the appropriate helmet for that.

You can never be too sure when you will encounter any mishap so it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to choosing the right helmet!

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