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Is Your Lifing Posture Correct?
There's more to it than "Lift with your legs." Remember this advice from the National Safety Council:
* First, calculate whether the load may be too heavy. Get help if you aren't sure you can easily lift it.
* Always stretch before lifting and carrying if you have been sitting or inactive for a time.
* Start with feet apart, one foot slightly ahead of the other for a wide base of support.
* Bend at the knees and squat down. Arch your back slightly and keep your head up in a natural way during the lift. You'll get more power from large muscles of the legs and keep the weight off your back.
* Keep objects as close as possible to your body.
* Lift smoothly. Avoid jerky movements, twisting, and side bending.
* With the load in hand, stand up straight.
These factors may combine to cause hypothermia
Four conditions determine whether a person who is working outside will develop hypothermia: temperature, rain, wind, and inappropriate clothing. A combination of two or more can result in this life-threatening medical emergency.
People most associate hypothermia with very cold days. But at temperatures in the 60s and 70s, it can easily happen if someone is wet, say doctors at the University of Tennessee Lifestar Air Medical
Helicopter Transport Service in Knoxville.
It's important to take steps to avoid hypothermia yourself. But because fellow-workers may not be aware that they need medical treatment, it's up to those nearby to take care of them.
Watch for these symptoms in yourself and others: shivering, slurred speech, poor coordination, and confusion.
When people with hypothermia stop shivering, they can lose consciousness and die if not treated.
Contrary to what many people think, alcohol does not warm up a cold person. Rather, it interferes with the body's ability to retain heat. Never drink alcohol to keep warm or give it to others.
To prevent hypothermia:
* Dress appropriately and stay dry. Wear several layers of clothing, and a wind-blocking jacket.
* In rain, cover yourself with a poncho or a plastic trash bag if that's all that is available. Water causes heat loss 30 times faster than air, according to the National Safety Council.
* If a co-worker or friend is shivering and behaving oddly, get the victim to a warmer place. If he is wet, get him dry. Until medical help arrives, use a blanket or your own body to warm him.
Inexperienced campers and hikers can be hypothermia victims. If a fellow camper begins to shiver and do crazy things, that could be a warning sign. To increase warmth, get into a sleeping bag with him.
Delicious Recipe: Amish Noodles -- A must for Midwest holiday gatherings
In a swatch of the middle of the country, Amish noodles (not soup!) star at family gatherings. This dish is called chicken and noodles in Indiana and it is widely served in that state and parts of Illinois and Ohio, and northern Kentucky.
Influenced by Amish cooking, chicken and noodles are made using Amish egg noodles. These noodles come in different widths from thin to thick. For a hearty meal, the thick noodles are more like dumplings that fill up everyone fast, for little money.
Family cooks use their own recipes, some incorporating cream of chicken soup, others relying just on broth. But the key is that authentic dish has just three ingredients: Chicken broth, Amish noodles, and chicken.
Chicken and noodles are often served over mashed potatoes as a gravy, making comfort meal, although one is heavy on carbs and starch. Some families remove the broth before serving the noodles. Others keep the broth to be served as a thick soup or gravy.
Ingredients for this Easy Chicken and Noodles Recipe for 6 Requires a 6 quart stockpot and:
1 pack 16-ounce Amish egg noodles
8-10 boneless, skinless thighs.
4 quarts chicken broth
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Put chicken in stockpot and cover with enough broth to boil the thighs.
When done, remove thighs and shred the meat.
Add the rest of the broth and noodles to the stockpot.
Bring noodles to a boil and cook about 12 minutes in the broth until they are done but not soft. There will be some leftovers so you don't want the noodles too soft to reheat.
Turn down the heat to the lowest setting and add the shredded chicken.
Cover the pot and let the noodles soak up broth and the chicken re-warm. About 15 minutes.
Serve warm with broth over mashed potatoes or dish into bowls. Some people serve only noodles and save broth for reheating.
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