Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and have some fun. There are loads of activities that can be enjoyed all season long, but whether you love to relax during the lazy days of summer or prefer to let that adrenaline soar, one thing you want to watch out for is avoiding injury. After all, it’s hard to have fun if you get hurt in the process.
Family Medicine physician, Dr. Srilakshmi Madhusudhan with Dignity Health Medical Group — Bakersfield, says that while summer fun may increase your risk of injury, that shouldn’t stop you from getting outside and enjoying the season. “You may be more at risk of being injured during the summertime simply because you’re more likely to be more active and engage in activities that carry some degree of risk. But with a few extra precautions, you can enjoy your summer without pain, injury or a trip to the emergency room.”