This week, the National Black Medicine Ball Exercise Team was honored with the Black Medicine Foundation of America’s Most Improved Award.
In the video, Black Medicine team members explain how to take part in the event and get ready for the event.
Here are a few tips to help you stay healthy during the Black Medical Ball Exercise.1.
Wash your hands, hands in the shower, with soap and water.2.
Avoid the sun, even if you are wearing sunglasses, and wash your face.3.
Stay hydrated and avoid strenuous exercise and weight lifting.4.
Keep a towel handy and wear a hat to cover your mouth and nose.5.
If you are in a situation where you need to use a public restroom, make sure to remove your shoes before entering.6.
If possible, wear an eye mask.7.
Be aware of your surroundings and wear ear plugs if you have them.8.
Use an alternate means of transportation.9.
Avoid using social media or any electronic devices during the event to avoid distractions.10.
Do not drink alcohol.11.
Do what you can to stay hydrated.12.
Do your best to avoid dehydration.13.
Avoid taking medications, as there is no official end to the ball exercise.14.
Keep your eyes open and listen to your body, especially your ears.15.
Remember to take your time and not rush through the exercise, and remember to take a break if you need it.16.
Never, ever try to take any medicine that is not approved by the government.17.
Do NOT attempt to take the ball without proper medical advice from a physician.18.
If in doubt, contact your physician immediately and they can prescribe a medical card or other assistance to help prevent the event from occurring.19.
Keep an eye out for signs of dehydration, including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and tingling in the neck, shoulder, or hip.20.
Wear a mask.21.
Avoid sitting too close to the wall or table, or standing too close in front of the television.22.
Do everything in your power to keep your eyes and ears open, including taking your glasses off.23.
Do whatever it takes to avoid injury to yourself or others.24.
If needed, consult your physician or family physician if you become dehydrated.25.
Remember that dehydration is not the end all be all of medical care, so do everything you can as a team to keep you healthy during this exciting time.
The Black Medicine Team of the Black Ball Exercise, led by Dr. Aisha Jourdain, is the team that has been awarded the most improved award.