Staying in shape is one subject that is rarely discussed when safety is the topic. However, a person who stays in good physical condition is less likely to be involved in an accident. They are usually more alert, less subject to the adverse effects of weather and generally able to react more quickly to changing conditions on the job.
Guide for Discussion:
Staying in Shape Reduces Injuries by:
How To Stay In Shape:
Get plenty of rest.
Avoid overindulging in sweets, alcohol or food.
Diet when needed to maintain recommended body weight.
Avoid smoking. Smoking cuts down circulation making cold colder, hot hotter, and injury recovery longer.
Additional Discussion Notes:
Remember: Few people will dispute the fact that when you physically feel good, your attitude is also good. You are able to avoid illness and can react quicker to dangerous situations. It is far better on your body to stay in shape since it places less strain on your muscles and your heart. Keeping in good shape makes good sense, and good sense is the cornerstone to safety.