June is National Safety Month
Did you know that safety begins with you? Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44.
The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, Salt Air Exchange would like to share with you (the wellness and fitness community) information to help reduce the risk of injuries. After all, authentic wellness is more than just exercise and a healthy diet. It also includes learning how to keep yourself and your family safe.
So, during the month of June, we encourage you to learn more about important safety issues like prescription painkiller abuse, transportation safety, and slips, trips, and falls.
- Prescription Painkiller Abuse: Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose – more than 4 times as many as back in 1999. Do something healthy for you or a loved one and seek help if needed.
- Transportation Safety: Doing other activities while driving – like texting or eating – distracts you and increases your chance of crashing. Almost 1 in 5 crashes (17%) that injured someone involved distracted driving. Personally, it irritates me beyond belief how angry I become when I see someone reading their phone while driving. PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN! Please!
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: One in 3 older adults falls each year. Many falls lead to painful broken bones and other health problems. Have an older family member who may be at risk? Read some of the links below to learn more on how to protect them.
YOU can make a difference! Take some time for find out ways to help reduce the risk of these and other safety issues that may affect you or a loved one.Texting while driving is unsafe. Look up your state’s distracted driving laws: http://1.usa.gov/1FSrFVo Click To Tweet
For more information about safety, visit the following websites.
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