BlogJamboree Safety Moment – Fatigue

Posted on July 26, 2017 by

“I’m tired of having accidents and getting hurt”

Fatigue and tiredness cause many accidents and injuries. Although the Jamboree is exciting and fun, it also can be tiring, if you’re trying to do too much without proper rest. That’s when accidents are more likely to happen.

When your body is tired, it sends you signals, such as crankiness and sleepiness. You can avoid a lot of fatigue and general tiredness by planning, proper eating and resting.

Planning – Have a general game plan for visiting all of the Jamboree activities. Include travel/hiking time in your daily plans.

Proper eating – Enjoy a good, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Summit. Moderate the amount of soft drinks and junk foods that you consume. Eating a lot of carbohydrates will give you an energy burst but with few long-term benefits.

Resting – Get plenty of rest at night; consider taking a short (power) nap in the afternoon. Power naps should last no more than 20 minutes but can rejuvenate your body and mind. The more alert you are, the better you can perform and avoid painful and unnecessary injuries.

Listen to your body. Take time to plan, eat properly and get plenty of rest.