Extreme Sports Safety Will be Featured in an Upcoming Segment of "Leading Edge" With Host Jimmy Johnson

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A growing sports trend also needs to address safety and preparedness.

Extreme sports are often fun to watch, but they are dangerous for participants because of the nature of the sport. Depending on the sport, the inherent risks associated with the activity may vary, but there is always a risk that injuries may occur.

Safety precautions that are taken in extreme sports can range from ensuring that there is enough soft powdered snow for snowboarding, that the ropes and cords are properly attached to an anchor for bungee-jumping or that possible drop-offs are limited based on the location and the safety nets that can be put in place.

While the specific safety precautions can vary based on the sport, there are measures that professionals take to limit the risks and ensure that injuries that occur can heal over time.

In an upcoming segment of "Leading Edge" with Jimmy Johnson, you can learn about the different safety measures that are taken on a variety of extreme sports as well as the risks associated with a particular sport. By learning about the precautions, you can ensure that you understand the possible problems that may arise when you are watching your favorite sport. Knowing the risks can help you determine if you are interested in the sport or if it is better to try different activities.

"Leading Edge" is a public broadcast that is not distributed by PBS. You can learn more about upcoming discussions at http://www.leadingedgeseries.com.

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