Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

Can Working Out Help Prevent Injuries?

As nurses we know that work related injuries can be high for our profession. Below is a contributing post about these daunting statistics, and a brief overview about the benefits of an exercise routine. 

According to the Economic Policy Institute, on the job injuries alone cost $192 billion a year on average in the United States. The annual total includes the cost of healthcare providers, hospital visits and treatment, as well as lost worker output and wages, among other factors. Of the nearly 8.5 million people who are injured every year (23,000 daily), more than 5,000 of them die as a result of their injuries.

The cost, injury, and death totals are astounding, and they have the attention of the government, employers, and insurance companies alike, who consistently seek out ways to reduce the number and severity of on the job injuries. The types of injuries that garner the most attention, of course, are those which are classified as the most common.

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