Your Chances of Dying

Death is the most feared phenomenon on Earth. Apparently, many extreme sports and recreation participants have yet to realize that fact. While the most common causes of death in the United States range from heart disease and cancer to automobile accidents, a surprising number of untimely deaths are a result of sports and recreation related accidents.

The odds of dying during a game of football are comparable to the odds of dying in an airplane crash; the chances of being killed in a canoeing accident are in the same ball park as dying in an automobile accident. The rate of deaths caused by Grand Prix racing or base jumping mishaps is greater than the rate of deaths by suicide. Smoking and obesity greatly reduce the chances of living a long healthy life; on the other hand, even innocent parties and games can pose a slight risk of fatality. It would seem that simply participating in daily life can be dangerous.

Source: Best Health Degrees

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