So you are afraid to glide down a hill strapped to a Plexiglas board shaped like a skateboard at 30 miles per hour? Snowboarding may be your new favorite activity after hearing about these ten common activities that are more deadly than snowboarding. The team over at https://www.pryers.co.uk/ did some research and discovered that these ten activities have more deaths per million associated with them than snowboarding published on Sport Home’s latest blog post http://www.sporthome.co.uk/10-things-more-deadly-than-snowboarding/ Some of them may surprise you, a summary of the highlights are below and beneath that is the crazy infographic with the confirmed stats!
Skiing and snowboarding average 1 death per million while playing computer games beats this average at 1.5 deaths per million, followed by Waist Training with 1.6 deaths, walking down stairs with 5 deaths per million, cycling at 7 deaths per million, and dancing at 10 deaths per million.
Those first five activities may seem minimal, but these next five should get you thinking.
Insect Bites and Stings – Insect attacks cause 18 deaths per million on average usually from allergic reactions to these common pests’ venom. This is in addition to the many insect related hospitalizations that are successfully treated.
Hiking – So you think you are keeping fit hiking those mountain trails? Maybe so, but with 63 deaths per million dying from hiking you better stay on your toes.
Canoeing – 100 deaths per year are attributed to canoeing. So whether you are an expert or a novice it is certain that you should do this activity with a partner to ensure a healthy outdoor experience.
Walking Down the Street – This daily activity that is done by millions of people ever day without a thought leaps to the number two spot on our top ten with 1,420 deaths per million.
Sleeping – And in the number one spot on our top ten more dangerous activities than snowboarding is sleeping with 125,000 deaths per million. Although it is not actually sleeping that will kill you; this statistic is more about the different conditions that can happen while you sleep such as blood clots, sleep apnea, SADS, SIDS, Heart Attacks, and Cardiac Arrest.
Now that you know the facts, it’s time to stop fearing those more adventurous activities and get out there and explore life; living it to the fullest.