Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

Driving in rainy, stormy conditions is nerve-wrecking since the roads are slippery, there’s heavy traffic, and the possibility of collision can be high. Here are three tips for driving safely in the rain. Avoid distractions. Stay focus and be aware of your surroundings. Visibility is low during the rain, so it’s important to turn on those headlights. In addition, be extra cautious when merging or changing lanes to prevent collision. Slow down and leave extra space between the car in front of your vehicle. Roads can be very slippery during, so it is better to leave enough space in front of your vehicle to slow down. At the same time, slowing down will also giving time for the driver behind your vehicle to have enough time to brake. Beware of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires lose traction on the wet surface of the road. As a result, your vehicle begins to slide uncontrollably. If you start to hydroplane, ease your foot off the gas and steer steadily in the direction that the vehicle is spinning. …

Safety Tips for Black Friday Shoppers

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

With the holiday season approaching, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals can help you save money. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and it is the biggest shopping day of the year. Before you shop in stores or online, here are some safety tips you need to know. Shopping in stores:  ●  Plan by researching 1-2 weeks prior to Black Friday and make a list of stores with the best discounts, and what you want to buy.  ●  If you are the type of shopper who waits long hours in line, you may want to have enough water and snacks with you. It is important to stay hydrated.  ●  Since it’s November, it is going to be cold. Wear warm clothes and bring hand warmers when waiting in long outdoor lines. .  ●  If possible, leave your kids at home. Stores get very crowded during Black Friday, which can cause a child to be lost or kidnapped, sometimes without anyone noticing. Leave your kid with a babysitter or relative. If you choose to shop with …

Black Friday Shopping Tips

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with friends & families to enjoy a wonderful feast and express gratitude for what we are thankful for. But after that wonderful meal, it’s time for Black Friday shopping. Black Friday is usually the day after Thanksgiving, but over the past couple of years, Black Friday starts as early as 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Here is a list of tips to remember before shopping on Black Friday. Make a shopping list ahead of time. Prepare a list of items that you plan on purchasing. You can also visit the store you plan to go to ahead of time. By visiting beforehand, you can take notes on which aisle the item is located at. Thus when shopping on Black Friday, you will be able to grab your item quickly and check-out before the lines gets longer. Do not buy more than what you can carry. If you plan to buy a lot, bring a friend or family member. Walking to and from your car. Make sure you are aware of …

Three Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

cindy k Blog, Healthcare, Safety, & Wellness

    What is stress? “Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action.” Also, stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses such as heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression, and many more. To combat stress, here are three tips to improve your health and well-being at work. Move Frequently If you’re sitting for a long period, get up and take a short walk during break. According to WebMD.com, walking reduces stress hormones and mild depression. Drink Herbal Tea In fact, herbal tea have been used for centuries as natural remedies. Due to its medicinal properties, it’s good for your health and can calm the nerves. Rather than drinking coffee to boost your energy for the rest of the day, drinking Teas such as Mint, Chamomile, Ginseng, Skullcap, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, etc. helps bring the stress hormones back to normal levels. Ingesting high levels of caffeine, such …

Fall Health Tips

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September 22 is the first day of Fall, which means descending leaves, corn mazes, hay rides, and delicious pumpkin pie. But with the cold winter air approaching, it is also a time to fall into health care habits to prevent yourself from getting ill and stay healthy. Here are some health tips and essentials for the fall. Get Your Flu Shot September is the start of flu season, and it is best to get vaccinated each year to prevent the flu. Some symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, and nausea. Remember to always cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Carry Travel Tissues Travel tissues are handy when you’re out of the house especially if you or a friend needs to blow their nose. Coughing and sneezing into tissues are ways to help prevent illness from spreading to others. Hand Sanitizers Keeping hand sanitizers in your bag or purse is handy when traveling, especially when you don’t have access to soap and water. Having clean hands will reduce germs …