Take Care of Yourself: The Complete Illustrated Guide to by Donald M. Vickery, James F. Fries

By Donald M. Vickery, James F. Fries

Over a hundred and fifty universal healthcare difficulties and symptoms-likely explanations and the way you could relieve them at domestic. Diagrams that can assist you realize difficulties and, in lots of instances, deal with them speedy and simply. Easy-to-follow selection charts inform you precisely while to work out a physician.

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The same kind of thinking will help you reduce other risks. Studies show that people who always use their seat belts have also lowered their risks in other areas. They're less frequently smokers, for example, and they're less likely to drink and drive. Impairment The other extremely important preventable contribution to automotive injury is from alcohol or, less frequently, from impairment by other drugs. Often it seems the intoxicated driver survives intact, while passengers or innocents in the other car suffer.

But we can avoid 90% of our risk by our own actions. Automobile seat belts reduce death and injury by 75%—but only when people wear them! Wear seat belts all of the time, whether you're a driver or passenger. Strap the little kid into a secure infant car seat. Air bags are great, but you still need to buckle the belt. All the time. Thousands of people, mostly children and young adults, die or suffer severe head injuries because they neglected to wear a helmet while bicycling, motorcycling, or skating.

Gently stretching before you begin aerobic exercise is important for three reasons: • It warms up the muscles. • It makes the muscles looser. • It decreases the chances of injury. Stretching again after the aerobic exercise can help prevent stiffness. PART I: THE HABIT OF HEALTH 5 A POUND OF PREVENTION: YOUR ACTIONS, YOUR FUTURE Your Aerobic Program Aerobic exercise is important for all ages. It's never too soon to develop the habit of lifetime exercise. It's never too late to begin an aerobic exercise program and to experience the often dramatic benefits.

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