Know the RICE Method
Many people who were trained on doing First Aid are familiar with this. If not, this is something you should know too. If your injury isn’t too serious and doesn’t involve the eyes, you may do the RICE procedure:
R - est the injured area and immobilise it as possible
I - ce the injured area for at least 20 minutes
C - ompress the injured area by wrapping it with a reliable tape/wrap to prevent swelling
E - levate the injured area above the heart level
Nourish your body well
Some may think that once they’re injured and taking their time to recover at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to gorge on sweets and junk food. But that shouldn’t be case. Your diet - everything you put inside your body - can make or break your (speedy) recovery. While we understand that you may not have the biggest appetite, but try your very best to make every meal count. Incorporate as much protein as you can because this ‘building block’ what your body needs to heal. Stay hydrated. Avoid fatty foods and those high in sugar.
Relax and Be Patient
In this case, we’d have to take the cliche literally: ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Give yourself and your body enough time to heal. Rushing your recovery may only lead to further complications. Yes, you may have a ton of work piled up in your office or maybe your home’s a mess because you can’t do your normal tasks. But remember that nothing good would ever come out of forcing your body to recover. So take one day at a time. Be optimistic.
Keep moving but ease into it
Rest is important in recovery but know that staying in bed 24/7 won’t speed up your recovery either. Begin with simple activities like walking around the house, watering some plants, or even tackling honey-dos that you have put off before before like organizing your closet. Just take extra precautions depending on your injury and rest whenever you need it. The important thing is, you’ll keep your blood flowing by moving.
Watch out for complications
Pay attention to what’s happening to your body. No symptom is too simple. Keep in mind that it is best to ask the silliest questions than not to ask at all. So if you feel any kind of pain, if you notice in your body something out of the ordinary, or if you simply think there’s something wrong, ask your physician immediately.
Don’t skimp on quality self-care tools
Yes, you’ve probably saved yourself from the hefty medical bills; but that doesn’t mean you can choose just any kind of medication or first aid equipment in order to lessen your expenses. We know that your budget is on your mind when these things happen because you can’t attend to your work or business. But also know that once you deprive yourself of top-quality medical supplies and self-care tools, you’re also slowing down your recovery or worse, leading yourself to complications. Don’t self-medicate, ask for prescriptions. Know the proper wound dressing and wrapping accessory your kind of injury needs. Trust only safe products from reliable brands.
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