Safety & Security Promoted By MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program

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This month the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program features the topic of Safety & Security.  Spring brings warmer weather and more activity outdoors.  Whether you are cleaning the out the gutters, mowing the lawn, taking the motorcycle out or just going for a walk in the neighborhood, Safety & Security should be a concern for everyone in your family.  Today we focus on driving safety and highlighting some of the major distractions and dangers out on the road.

There are Three Main Types of Driving Distractions:

  • Visual – Taking your eyes off the road.
  • Manual – Taking your hands off the wheel.
  • Cognitive – Taking your mind off what you are doing.

Other Distractions:

  • Using a Cell Phone / Texting / Browsing the Web
  • Eating, Drinking and Smoking
  • Talking to Passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including Maps
  • Using a Navigation System
  • Changing a Radio Station, CD, DVD or MP3 player

Other Tips For The Road:

  • Keep an Eye out for Potholes.
  • Be aware of Hydroplaning in Spring Storms.
  • Check your Wiper Blades.  This is a good time of year to replace them.
  • Be aware of additional Vehicles, including Motorcycles and Bicycles, as well as an increased number of Pedestrians on Roads and Sidewalks.
  • Early in the Spring the Glare of the Sun can be Dangerous.  The Most Difficult Time for Drivers to See is the Hour After Sunrise and the Hour Before Sunset.
  • When driving Long Distances, pay attention to changing Traffic Patterns, Road Conditions, including Construction Crews, as well as Weather Conditions.  It is recommended you Never Drive More Hours than you Work in a Normal Day.
  • Do Not take any Medications or Drink Anything that can make you Drowsy.

The goal of the MediLodge Whole Person Wellness Program is to recognize the unique individuality of everyone. This approach to wellness is an active process in which everyone is encouraged to make choices towards personal growth in seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/vocational and financial. Most workplace wellness programs focus entirely on physical health. With a whole person wellness approach, the physical needs will not be downplayed, but will be held in equal importance as the dimensions that involve mind and spirit. In whole person wellness a high priority is placed on prevention, individual involvement and the responsibility we each have for achieving optimal wellness of body, mind and spirit.

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