Weekly Health Tip: Garden Safely

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Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Take a few minutes to help stay safe and healthy while gardening.

  • Put on protective gear as needed, including safety goggles, sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • If you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day, make an effort to drink more fluids.
  • Make sure your tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccination is up-to-date. If it’s not, call your health provider to make an appointment to get it.

  • This article can also be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/family/minutes/tips/gardensafely/index.htm