At this point in the year, many of us have “spring fever,” and just want to enjoy the sunshine outdoors. After so many months indoors during the winter, it’s important to not get overzealous. Whether you’re going for your first run outside or gardening in the yard, accidents and injuries can happen. We at Christensen & Hymas strive to help people avoid these types of accidents. So, this post discusses how to avoid some common springtime injuries.
How to Avoid Common Springtime Injuries
These tips can help you avoid some of the most common springtime injuries, but they cannot prevent them completely. Always be careful and cautious during your spring activities!
- Wear Protective Gear
During the spring, many favorite sports and activities start up again. This is great news, and these activities can be a lot of fun. However, sports and physical activities carry a lot of risks. Make sure to wear all necessary protective gear, especially helmets and other padding.
- Pace Yourself
Just as many sports start up again in the spring, so do many people’s exercise regimens. If you are looking to work out more often, ease your way back into exercising. Stress and strain can quickly lead to injuries. Be sure to stretch and warm up before exercising, and build up intensity over time.
- Practice Good Form with Equipment
If you are using a ladder during some spring cleaning or shoveling dirt in your garden, keep an eye on your form. Twisting and bending can lead to muscle pulls and other injuries. Lift with your legs and don’t strain your back.
- Watch Your Step
Spring brings more sunny days, but there are plenty of rainy days that leave the ground wet and slippery. Winter may also have left new cracks and juts in the pavement. Watch your step at home and on walks and hikes, as slips and falls are some of the most common springtime injuries.
- Monitor Your Children
Playground accidents are a common occurrence during the spring and summer. Keep an eye on them and make sure that playgrounds are well-maintained and structurally sound.
- Protect Against the Sun
Even if it is cloudy or not as hot as the summer, spring days can still leave you with sunburns. If you head outdoors for a hike or a dip in the swimming pool, take necessary precautions with hats and sunscreen.
Your Utah Personal Injury Lawyers
No matter what you do or where you are, sometimes accidents and injuries are unavoidable. Whether it is one of these common springtime injuries or something else entirely, you may find yourself facing huge medical costs. If your injury occurred due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. The Utah personal injury lawyers at Christensen & Hymas know how to win your case. If you are interested in a free case consultation, please contact us today!
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