Winter Slips and Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental injury. Occurrences are increased in the winter when there is snow and ice on the ground. There are many precautions that you can take to avoid injury and a trip to the hospital. The first thing you can do is to remember to walk like a penguin! Here are some more things to think about to avoid slips and falls on the snow and ice: *Shovel and salt your driveway, sidewalk, and any walkways that you use at your house. *Don't rush! Take slower, smaller steps. *Wear boots or non-slip shoes. If you have to wear shoes without good traction, like dress shoes, wear your boots and then change shoes once you get to your destination. *Use handrails wh

Snow Shoveling Safety

With a big winter storm headed to the East Coast this weekend, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone to practice safe shoveling! The good news is that shoveling counts as moderate physical activity and can burn 250 calories in 30 minutes. That being said, it is a workout and can cause strains, spasms, tears, broken bones, and event heart attacks. Snow shoveling injuries sent over 11,500 Americans to the emergency room each year! 15% are head injuries. People whack themselves in the head with the shovel and that can cause a laceration. 7% are heart problems. Shoveling can produce a quick rise in heart rate and blood pressure and can cause chest pains, arrhythmia, palpitations

New Year's Resolutions

Lose Weight. Exercise More. Eat Healthy Foods. Get Organized. Quit Smoking. Each year, millions of people use January as their starting over point. A time to start fresh and say good riddance to the preivous year. Although the resolutions are made with the best intentions, so many are not kept or met, and at the end of the year people can feel a sense of failure. To make your resolutions stick, it's important to make realistic and achievalbe resolutions. It's also important to make sure that your resolutions aren't too vague so that you have a specific goal you're trying to obtain. Start small: Don't try to change too much all at once. If you want to exercise more, start with 3 or 4 day

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