The silly season can be a busy and exhausting time of year, we have some tips to help you get through injury free!
Stay active & hydrated
Stay active during the silly season! If possible, take the stairs instead of the lift or escalators. When you’re shopping park a little further away from your destination than you normally would. This will allow you to walk and get some extra exercise.
We all indulge in a couple of drinks over the festive season, temperatures can soar into the 40’s, so make sure that you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated! This will help your body survive all of the extra indulgences.
Keep an eye on the kids!
Kids love receiving new bikes, before they hit the track make sure that they’re wearing helmets and long pants, this will help to shield them from falls and crashes. New toys are lots of fun! However make sure that your kids don’t sit for hours on end in front of video games, ipads and other toys. Encourage them to take part in other activities such as backyard cricket or playing with a frisbee or a ball.
Christmas or Boxing Day is always a good time for a game of backyard cricket! However if it’s been a little while since you unleashed your spin bowl, make sure that you warm up! If someone does happen to injure themselves lifting heavy items or during a game of backyard cricket, if you manage the sprain straight away it will help to reduce the impact of the injury. You can use the RICE technique, this stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate! If an injury does occur make sure that you make a booking to see a health professional as soon as possible. To find out more about the services that we provide visit this link.