Being aware of environment both inside and out is essential to maintain safety and keep our balance. Anyone that has had a fall over something can appreciate how something can just jump out at you from nowhere.
So how can we make our environment safe.
This month my safety tip is to keep well hydrated, it is easy in these hot summer months to forget to drink enough.
Not keeping hydrated can have a dramatic effect on your brain and body. Including
Our body is made up of 70 percent water so it makes sense to keep drinking.
So how does it affect our brain, reduced fluid means a decrease in blood volume ultimately restricting the amount of oxygen and nutrients going to the brain we can become lethargic and this can decrease our alertness. When we already have processes that affect our brain we are increasing the difficulty we have to move and complete our daily activities.
Owner/operator and Senior Physiotherapist of Hibiscus Neuro Rehab.