In Brief: Seat belts: A crash course in staying healthy
Seat belts: A crash course in staying healthy
During a visit with a doctor, a Health Letter editor was caught off guard by this question: Do you always wear a seat belt? "Well, not always" was the honest and self-incriminating response.
Wearing a seat belt isn't usually considered a health habit, but it should be. If you're in the front seat, wearing a lap and shoulder belt reduces by about half your risk of death or serious injury if you're in a crash.