We are now halfway through January and many of us are still persevering with our New Year’s resolutions. A lot of people vow to lose weight and get in shape, some decide to travel more and others opt to renovate their homes. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, it’s important for everyone to stay safe while going about them. We’ve put together some tips on how you can stay safe this year while sticking to your New Year’s resolutions.
Renovate your home
There’s something about improving your home by yourself that is so satisfying. However, it’s estimated that over 220,000 people a year end up in A&E with a DIY-related injury. It is important to make sure you have an understanding of what task you’re carrying out. Plan your project and home renovations carefully and check all your tools for signs of damage before you use them. Remember to wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes and if you are not qualified, avoid all gas and electrical work.
See more of the world
If you’ve decided to tick off a few countries as part of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re probably familiar with staying safe whilst abroad. It is important to remember simple tips such as reducing the risk of suffering deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on long haul flights by wearing flight socks and drinking plenty of water. You can also do anti-DVT exercises. If you have an accident abroad and feel that someone else is to blame, there are specialists such as Slater and Gordon Lawyers who can help you with any queries you may have.
Get into shape
This is a very common resolution but one that often fails in the first few months of the year. It’s easy for us to forget that sometimes even getting fit and healthy can result in an injury. For example, if you decide to take up cycling as a way to get in shape this year, you need to remember these safety tips to stay safe on the road. To avoid an accident you should wear reflective clothing and always ensure you wear a helmet. Check that your lights are working properly before you set off on your journey. If it’s wet or icy out, reduce your speed limit and stick to routes that are well within your cycling ability.
By following these simple safety tips, you have a better chance at completing your New Year’s resolutions.