When it comes to your daily routine, it can seem hard to find time to do much of anything. Between work and handling everything at home and balancing that with seeing friends and partaking in hobbies, you may not even have a spare moment. There are some things that you can push aside to make time, but others you can’t. One such thing that you can’t hold off on for too long is eating. You need food to have the energy to keep going, and if you forgo food for too long, it can impact your ability to do everything else. You feel weak, sleepy, can’t focus, and makes you feel empty. This is when it can be tempting to eat while you drive.
Drive-thru restaurants can be like a beacon to the hungry traveler. It is often a happy sight when you see that sign after a few hours of driving and listening to your stomach grumble in aggravation at its empty state. When you are driving around for a long period of time, or even when you have a lot of things to do in a single day, a drive-thru can be a great option. The food often isn’t the best for you, but it can certainly keep you going when you aren’t able to sit down for a full meal. There’s only one problem: eating while you’re driving can be extremely distracting.
Although you often see people eating and drinking in their cars as they drive, this doesn’t mean it’s always safe. In fact, it tends to be rather the opposite. When you eat on a normal day, you’re able to take your time and enjoy the food. If you’re eating in the car, you’re likely trying to do so quickly and that can lead to a bit of a mess. Dropped fries, stained shirts, sticky fingers, all things that can be distracting as you’re trying to go about your day. When you’re trying to drive it can be even worse, as you will probably try to fix the issue on the road.
If you were in a crash that was caused by someone eating while driving, give us a call. Here at Wirth Chiropractic, we know how difficult it can be to recover after an accident and want to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Your well-being is our number one priority, and we want you to know that you have someone in your corner. Call us today, and see how much better we can make you feel!