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Winter Health Tips To Prevent Injury & Illness
When it starts to snow and the pavement outside starts getting icy and slippery, it is very important to take caution when going outside in order to prevent injury. Take baby steps in areas that might be really slippery, falling and hurting your back can and will be painful. Remember to take extra caution when going out in the snow, and if you do happen to fall and hurt yourself; go to your nearest Circle Urgent Care Center. We will be more than happy to help you get back on your feet.
- SHOVELING SNOW Risk: Back injury, heart attack, muscle strain, slips and falls
Tip: Shovel a little at a time, pace yourself and frequently hydrate.
- FROSTBITE Risk: Exposed skin like the nose, cheeks, ears, lips, and fingers are most vulnerable
Tip: Be prepared for sudden temperature changes by keeping gloves, scarf and hat in the car or on your person. If skin becomes red, numb or irritated seek medical care.
- FALLS Risk: Back injury, wrist and head injuries.
Tip: Wear the right shoes, be aware of icy sidewalks and driveways, keep arms free to brace yourself for a fall. Take baby steps in dangerous areas and use your whole foot to walk. Avoid walking quickly with your heel hitting the pavement first. If you take a tumble, get up slowly.
When you suspect a back injury go to a Circle Urgent Care doctor for an evaluation. We’re here whenever you need us.
Prevent Injury & Illness: Foods You Should Eat
Many times flu patients complain that their flu symptoms are not fading away. When people come to Circle Urgent Care with such complaints, our doctors recommend them a diet plan that contains food items that have the power to fight bacteria. Apart from oral hygiene, people need to adopt healthy eating habits, especially in the flu season.
When you are under the effect of flu virus, you usually feel tired and sick. In this condition, many people give up eating and survive on fluids alone. Experienced doctors’ at Circle Urgent Care advise flu victims to stay hydrated and drink a cup of soup daily. A plain chicken soup with vegetables, ginger and a pinch of salt is perfect for curing both cold and flu symptoms. Additionally, it gives strength to our immune system which is responsible to fight against the virus. Chicken soup should be consumed hot so that it soothes the throat.
Avoiding solid food items completely will prolong your illness. Doctors at Circle Urgent care suggest that flu patients eat eggs, preferably scrambled so that protein could get in the system. Protein is very effective in repairing body tissues. Many people are unable to digest meat and chicken, that’s why eggs are the best source of protein for flu virus victims.
Aftercare for Recovery
People that fall sick due to flu virus need to take care of their diet. Doctors at Circle Urgent Care give importance to patient aftercare and suggest a diet plan for the patients to recover quickly. Flu patients should eat food items rich in protein, vitamin C, and fiber. It is best to avoid junk food and eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible. If you still feel uneasy, contact our physicians to get an updated meal plan and get on to the road of recovery.