Between Thanksgiving and January 1st, we do an awful lot of travelling, gifting, decorating and socializing. What a lot of us don't think about is how we can maximize the bright sparkling lights of the holiday season while at the same time minimizing several specific hazards that go hand-in-hand with this time of year.
You know that feeling you get when you walk outside and breathe in, then realize your nostrils are sticking together? How about when you wake up and see that the prior day's rain has frozen all over the place? Ah yes, this sounds like the ever familiar seasons we call fall and winter. This is a time where shovels, brushes and blowers are the tool of choice in garages and sheds all over! It sounds easy when we need to prepare and manage snow and ice; however it is not that simple. There has to be awareness to ourselves that this is a battle that can be unexpected, unruly and downright intense!
As the weather cools down, people will start seeing their breath outside and covering up their faces in the cold. What people may not realize is how important it is to protect their respiratory system from simple things like the cold and other environmental concerns. As a result, they are more lenient on the regulations they choose to follow.
Our backs are at times very strong, but they can be quite delicate as well. When it comes to back injuries, it's not the task you are performing at the time of an injury that is usually the issue. Back injuries are cumulative, meaning it's all the little things you've been doing incorrectly for years that have finally caught up with you.