Finding ways to engage in physical activity while avoiding injury is a major goal of training programs. All activities have risks. Most of the time the benefits outweigh the risks. One recent study found that active individuals have a 17%-19% lower chance of injury during non-sport or non-leisure time activities than those who were inactive. But injuries still do exist, and it’s important to understand the factors that could increase your risk of suffering an exercise-related injury.
You don’t need a dietitian to tell you that the menu options at the local fair are going to be bad for your diet. True to tradition, the latest between-ride snacks to grace fairgrounds are battered, deep-fried, sugar-coated, or all of the above. From old standards (funnel cake) to more creative concoctions, the fare at the fair will reliably bust your gut. Here are some of the most outrageous, waist-expanding foods we’ve seen at festivals across the nation.