Health & safety outdoors

friends at the beach

Summer is here. That means more fun activities outside! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are many ways to stay healthy while enjoying the great outdoors:

  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Don’t forget your lips!
  • Use insect repellant.
  • Never swim alone. Obey posted signs and lifeguard instructions.
  • Wear a helmet while biking, skating, or climbing.
  • When setting out on a hike or camping trip, tell people where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Always bring a first-aid kit and gear for inclement weather.
  • Bring a cell phone and map to unfamiliar areas, and stay aware of your surroundings. Know how you’ll get home safely and let people know where you’re headed.