Wednesday Wellness: Trauma Awareness
Every Wednesday, KBH will share some quick tips on health and wellness. You can read these tips on our website, twitter or stay tuned for the tips on 92 Moose and B98.5 every Wednesday!
Physical traumas like falls are the most common cause of injuries in the U.S. Regardless of age, risks are always present that can cause mild to serious injury. Here are a few tips to prevent trauma:
Wear protective gear for sports and when biking and make sure it fits properly. Try braces and pads if already injured.
Stay hydrated to prevent heat related injuries and dizziness that can cause falls.
In your home, secure rugs with non-skid tape, use slip resistant mats where needed, keep floors clear and install extra lighting or handrails where necessary.
Finally, if you feel a sharp, stabbing pain when trying to put weight on a part of your body, stop what you are doing and ask for help.
Thanks for checking in with our Wednesday Wellness. Don't forget to listen for our tips on 92Moose and B98.5 every Wednesday!