It can be easy to get injured when you’re training for a marathon or regularly lifting heavy weights. But it’s equally easy to injure yourself in day to day life. While most of us pay special attention to health and safety when we’re at the gym or out for a run, most of us don’t apply the same rules to other areas of our life.
So, while exercise and fitness require a level of attention, where else do we need to think about health and safety?
We all know that driving can be dangerous. Speeding, ignoring road signs and talking on your phone could easily lead to accidents. So, everyone needs to abide by the rules of the road. Being in a car accident could lead to a serious injury like broken bones, a head trauma or even paralysis. Less severe accidents could cause problems such as whiplash (how long does whiplash last after a car accident in Georgia?) or soft tissue injuries. So, avoid injuries by driving safely and putting your phone on silent.
Ok, so we know the benefits of lifting weights. But doing so in the gym requires good form and concentration. People with a good understanding of fitness know their limits and don’t lift a weight that they aren’t comfortable with. They will always have someone spotting them for extra precaution. So, why are you so careless lifting that heavy box when you’re moving house or carrying that suitcase on holiday? Being sensible when lifting weights doesn’t just mean at the gym. Work out how heavy the item will be first, lift with your legs and ask for help if you need it. Don’t be a hero.
Walking around at night can be dangerous, no matter the neighborhood you live in. We’re vulnerable at night because we can’t see as well as normal. Certain people might try to take advantage of that, and trip hazards are more likely, too. So, apply the vigilance you use in the gym to your night time strolls. Be alert, take out your headphones and think about any possible risks.
Travelers might be a little more adventurous than the rest of us, but that doesn’t mean that they should pay less attention to safety. When you’re in a different country, it can be easy to be taken advantage of, especially when carrying large amounts of cash or staying in hostels. Be one step ahead by keeping your money well hidden, learning common phrases and reading reviews before staying in a hostel. Those who favor bungee jumps and skydives should pay attention to the rules before taking the plunge, too.