While bungee jumping and white-water rafting are what springs to mind when people think of dangerous activities, it’s ordinary everyday life that actually puts you in danger. This may come as a shock, but injuries occur when the least exciting activities are taking place. Read on to find some of the most common.
Texting While Walking
Staring at your iPhone or Android device while rushing through the street might be something you’ve done a million times before and gotten away with, but it’s the cause of numerous injuries annually. Texting while driving is a well-known road hazard. Texting while walking, however, also has the potential to be dangerous. If caught doing it in the state of Connecticut, you may soon have to pay a fine.
Thousands of injuries happen while we’re in the bathtub and shower, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times in which data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is cited. Slips and falls lead to head trauma, broken bones and limbs as well as bruising. Showering apparently comes with risks.
Burns from spattered grease can sometimes be casually treated with ice. Many, however, lead to emergency room visits every day. Hot grease, unlike water, adheres to skin, so the burning process is much more difficult to stop once it begins.
There are more drivers on the roads of the United States than ever before, data from the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration reveals. More vehicles means more accidents. Sometimes accidents happen because the drivers are drunk. Other times they’re enraged by something someone in the vehicle in front of them did. There are a host of factors that lead to car crashes. A recent article in Forbes shows that 2016 was the most dangerous year to drive in almost ten years.
Exercise is good for your health, but it also leads towards broken ankles, sprains and pulled muscles among other problems. Shins, wrists and shoulders are typical body parts that get hurt. Pulling a hamstring can take months to fully recover from.
Risks are things that most of us acknowledge are dangerous. They’re not part of the average daily regimen, thankfully. It turns out that daily routines we don’t pay special attention to can actually be hazardous to your health, however. It’s hard to pay close attention to things we do so often, but recent statistics confirm that we should.