Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s usually a big night for restaurants. But with more couples staying home this year, you could be feeling something a little more painful than heartbreak. We are here to help you avoid some potential Valentine’s Day health hazards.
Types of Valentine’s Day-related risks
Personal injury accidents may not be the first thing you think of on Valentine’s Day, but they do happen and they are preventable. Here are some of the most common causes:
- Cooking: If you’re planning a romantic dinner for your significant other this year, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Never leave items unattended on the stovetop. Keep an eye out so your meal doesn’t set the kitchen on fire.
- If you’re using cutlery, give the task at hand your full attention. You don’t want to slice more than your food.
- Candle fires: Candles are a good way to set the mood on February 14, but don’t take your eye off of them. A romantic atmosphere can quickly turn into an emergency if you’re not careful.
- Risky driving: Plan ahead of time if you are going to celebrate with some wine or champagne. Driving under the influence is always preventable; there are options like ridesharing or public transportation.
Accidents can happen even with precautions
Being safe and prepared will lower your risk for personal injury on Valentine’s Day, but accidents can still happen. You’re not the only one on the road and drunk driving is generally more prevalent on holidays.
Unfortunately, that means you could still be injured from someone else’s actions even if you do everything right.
If you sustain an injury