Even if you don't walk often, you're probably a pedestrian more often than you realize. For example, you are considered a pedestrian as you walk from your vehicle into the grocery store or your place of business.
When you have a baby, you want him or her to be healthy. Even if the pregnancy goes well, you're probably aware that delivery can impact your child's health. Some children end up with a condition called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
Distractions are a way of life, but that doesn't mean that they're always appropriate. If you are a parent of a teen, you probably already worry enough without the added issue of smartphones. You know that your child could be distracted for just a moment and end up in a serious crash.
Like most people, there's a good chance you have a soft spot in your heart for dogs (and many other types of animals).
Most people in the country and throughout the world generally understand that it is unwise and possibly illegal to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking alcohol. We all know on some level that choosing to drink and drive is not only dangerous for the driver who makes the choice, it is dangerous for other drivers. Often it is the other drivers on the road who suffer the greatest consequences of this unwise decision.
Scientists have not studied the effects of driving while high on marijuana as extensively as they have studied the effects of driving while intoxicated. However, when it comes to public opinion, a recent survey indicated that adults believe driving while on pot is less dangerous than texting while driving. Most adults also believe that texting while driving -- or using a smartphone while driving -- is just as dangerous as driving drunk or driving while taking opioids.
To drive safely, drivers need to be alert, well-rested and sober. When a driver chooses to get drunk or even simply has enough drinks to feel tipsy, that driver is putting others at risk when getting behind the wheel.
The phone buzzes in your pocket on the way to the store. You're driving down a four-lane road, a route you take every day. It's just a mile and a half to the store, but you don't want to wait.
With the month of October in full swing, it won't be long before we are in the middle of the holiday season.
At some point, you may come to find that commuting to work by bicycle is one of the best ways to save money, speed up your commute, and get in a good workout.