Health Tip: Make Sure Your Helmet Fits
-- Whether you're rollerblading, biking or skiing, a helmet can protect you from a deadly head injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says a helmet won't offer full protection, however, if it doesn't fit properly. The group offers these helmet-fitting suggestions:
- Make sure you select a helmet that meets standards set by the Snell Memorial Foundation or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Make sure the helmet fits snugly and doesn't slide in any direction.
- The helmet should sit squarely on your head and be level, without tilting.
- The helmet should include a chinstrap to hold it in place.
Posted: February 2011