Summer isn’t the only factor that can cause health problems. If the hot weather can cause heat stroke, high blood pressure, dehydration, etc. the rainy season may lead to accidents and injuries like head injury due to slippery roads and walkways.
It would have been great if we can stay at home during this season, but with work, school, and errands that sure won’t be possible. Since it’s around this time of the year when it starts to rain more often, it’s best to be prepared every day for the risks that come with a downpour. So here are some tips to help you stay injury-free if you have to head out in this wet condition.
1. Make Sure You’re Wearing Slippery Road-Friendly Shoes
We can’t help the roads getting wet and slippery. But you can do something about slipping. There are shoes that provide better traction, like gym shoes, trail shoes, or boots that can help you walk better even if it’s slippery. Even so, it will also help if you avoid grass or surfaces, if possible, which are obviously slippery.
2. Slow Down
Unless you’re rushing to the hospital or something as urgent, you might want to walk or drive a bit slower. Speeding up when the road is wet simply increases your chances of skidding off which may lead to accidents then injury.
3. Get Help
While you take all the precaution, sometimes you just can’t stop accidents. When this happens and whether you suffer from serious or minor injury, it would be best to consult with a healthcare provider. Or specialists like a chiropractor who specializes in musculoskeletal disorders.