Maintaining a healthy lifestyle entails more than a balanced diet and regular exercise. While eating good food and moving around are no doubt important, there are other simple routines you can incorporate into your daily life to promote both safe and healthy living.  Here are 3 tips to improve the well-being of you and your family, all while preventing illness and injury.

Proper Wound Treatment

Accidents happen, and knowing how to properly treat wounds is a must. The benefits of correctly treating injuries go beyond preventing blood loss. Properly treating wounds also reduces the risk of scarring and infections. Make sure to stock your home with the necessary products so you are prepared when someone gets injured. Medical Supply Depot carries a wide range of wound care products, such as adhesive wraps, wound cleaning solutions, and bandages.

Bathroom Safety

We often forget the risk of injury present in our home’s bathrooms.  About a quarter million injuries happen within bathrooms during  a year and 14% of these injuries lead to people being hospitalized.  The majority of these incidents happen in the shower or bathtub. To prevent family members from accidentally hurting themselves, you should consider installing a shower bar or tub rail.  These products are especially useful for assisting elderly relatives to get in and out safely when bathing or shower.

Using Hand Sanitizers

42.9 million Americans fell ill during the 2018-2019 flu season. If you or your family want to prevent spreading germs throughout your household, you should develop the habit of using and regularly having hand sanitizer. It works extremely well for removing bacteria and viruses and is available also as hand wipes.

 

Benjamin Franklin famously stated “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” You never know when you or a loved one may be injured and become sick. The best we can do is set up systems to avoid these situations and make sure we have the proper supplies for when these unfortunate events do happen. 

 

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