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Infographic: Summer Outdoor Safety Tips

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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.