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Infographic: Summer Outdoor Safety Tips


April 27, 2018 | Healthy You | Infographics | Safety

Summer outdoor safety infographic

9 tips to safeguard your season's getaways

Heading to the woods? Beach? Lake?

Here are several tips to consider on your seasonal getaway, wherever it takes you:

In the woods

  1. 90 minutes of walking in nature can calm your nerves.
  2. Dress in layers.
  3. Avoid blisters by having snug-fitting socks and shoes that let you wiggle your toes.

On the water

  1. About 50 percent of Americans can't swim. Please wear a life jacket!
  2. Rivers and lakes can look cool on a hot day, but be careful about getting too chilly. 
  3. Reflections off the water can intensify UV rays. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

At the coast

  1. A riptide can go faster than an Olympic swimmer. Be alert and if in doubt, don't go out.
  2. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., stay in the shade to prevent sunburn.
  3. Cloudy? You could still get a sunburn. Slather up with sunscreen.

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Infographic: Summer Outdoor Safety Tips


April 27, 2018 | Healthy You | Infographics | Safety
Summer outdoor safety infographic9 tips to safeguard your season's getaways

Heading to the woods? Beach? Lake?

Here are several tips to consider on your seasonal getaway, wherever it takes you:

In the woods

  1. 90 minutes of walking in nature can calm your nerves.
  2. Dress in layers.
  3. Avoid blisters by having snug-fitting socks and shoes that let you wiggle your toes.

On the water

  1. About 50 percent of Americans can't swim. Please wear a life jacket!
  2. Rivers and lakes can look cool on a hot day, but be careful about getting too chilly. 
  3. Reflections off the water can intensify UV rays. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

At the coast

  1. A riptide can go faster than an Olympic swimmer. Be alert and if in doubt, don't go out.
  2. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., stay in the shade to prevent sunburn.
  3. Cloudy? You could still get a sunburn. Slather up with sunscreen.

Printer-friendly version.