Friday, November 13, 2009

Prevention and Rehabilitation

“I try to stretch at least once a day and drink lots of water, especially if the bar is hot and I'm sweating a lot, to keep muscle stiffness to a minimum. I also try to wear track pants when I'm hanging out in the dressing room to keep my muscles warm.”

A good thing to have on hand at any place of business is a first aid kit. It’s even better if some or all workers have taken a first aid course. Make sure there is always a phone nearby in case of emergencies.

To prevent many illnesses, wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Antibacterial cleansers are okay but they dry out your skin. Use clean towels and linens.

Diet

Buy food before anything (clothes, drugs). A full stomach helps us make safer, more logical choices.

Stay away from fast food and excess starches and desserts. Try to eat mostly fruit, veggies, and meat with a little dairy. If you like alcohol, white wine and vodka are leaner choices than beer or sugary cocktails.

Try to cook your own food as much as possible. Drink lots of water. And take vitamins.

FiberOne products are a popular and healthy choice for when you're in a hurry. Steamed non-fat milk is a good low-calorie drink.

Bring a blender and green whole food smoothie powder on the road. Always carry oregano oil in case something is going around.

Sleep

Try to ensure you are getting regular and adequate sleep. It not only makes you look better when you’re rested, but your body heals faster while you’re sleeping too.

Exercise

Your body needs to stretch and use its muscles. Some of your muscles are overused in this work. Stretching not only helps ease and prevent overuse injuries, but also promotes a leaner frame, more flexibility, and increased peace of mind.

Cardio exercise promotes better circulation, stronger muscles, and increases endurance. Resistance training builds muscles, slows and even reverses the decline in muscle mass, bone density, and strength that come with aging.

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