As we move into the warmer Spring and Summer months a lot of people naturally start to be more active and have a renewed focus on improving their health.
This is also a time of year that we see more injuries as people start getting back into a fitness routine. Obviously, the goal is to improve your health and fitness so you can enjoy your favorite activities, not be held back or left out of the fun because of an injury.
If you find yourself a little (or a lot) out of shape, here are 7 tips for getting back into a fitness routine to improve your health and avoid any injuries or setbacks.
In our last blog we covered our first 4 tips to help you avoid getting hurt at work, including proper body mechanics, knowing your unique physical limitations and to avoid rushing, especially when you are more fatigued.
We also talked about the importance of employers offering some kind of injury prevention education and training to their employees. Most people have very limited knowledge and understanding of basic injury prevention strategies. They just don’t know what they don’t know…and can always learn more.
Staying safe and injury free at work doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does take awareness, proper education and training…and practice, practice, practice!
Today I’m going to share a few more tips that I teach my patients, to help you avoid many of the most common work injuries…and all the stress and worry that comes with it.
Nobody likes to get hurt…period! But getting hurt at work often adds another layer of stress to an already stressful situation.
Being in pain is already bad enough, but not being able to do your regular work, perform the tasks you need to do at home, and not being able to take part in your favorite recreational activities can be frustrating.
Not to mention the financial impact of being off work or on light duty for an extended time and the added stress of navigating a worker’s compensation claim, only to get a portion of your regular wages covered.
I have seen thousands of patients deal with work related injuries over the years, and as much as it might sound “nice” to have a break from work, it is not as much fun as you might think. When it comes down to it it’s very stressful and most people wish they could have avoided the injury in the first place.
The good news is…MOST WORKPLACE INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED!
Helping active adults FINALLY get rid of their aches, pains and injuries, so they can keep moving, stay active and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery.
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger