Preventing Injuries While You Work and Play

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
Preventing injuries is essential during the spring months when we're just starting to get back outside.

Preventing injuries is essential during the spring months when we’re just starting to get back outside.


Spring has arrived! After a long winter, we’re all eager to get outside and start new projects in the yard and garden, get busy on home repairs, or try our hand at that round of golf. But before you tackle spring full-force, here are a few tips for staying comfortable and preventing injuries from your friends at Jayhawk Pharmacy.

  1. If you’re doing spring cleaning, go easy on the chemicals. Even people without respiratory problems can be harmed by breathing in too many strong cleaning products such as bleach, cleaners, bug sprays, etc. Read the directions carefully and use fans or open windows for ventilation.
  2. Try doing some light warm-up stretches before starting any physical activity.  Stretching is a great way to prepare the body to use the muscle groups that may have become a bit underused during the winter.
  3. Eat a light meal before you start. Nothing big or heavy that may weigh you down – just enough to give your body fuel.
  4. Stay hydrated. Keep water close by as you work. Dry muscles are sore muscles – and that goes for your brain too. Save the alcohol and caffeinated drinks for after you’re finished working.
  5. Take breaks. A few short breaks will keep your body energized and your spirits high!
  6. Schedule several short days of working or doing activities, instead of one big day. Tackle just one project, or play only a few holes of golf the first time out. You have all spring and summer to be active.

With these tips in mind … get outside and have fun in this glorious spring weather! And, as always, if we can be of any assistance with your pharmacy, home medical, or home modification needs, just give us a call. The experts from Jayhawk Pharmacy are standing by at 785-228-9700!


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