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Beat the Top Summer Health Hazards

Our stay-safe guide will help you keep sprains, stings, and other outdoor dangers from spoiling your warm-weather fun

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Our stay-safe guide

by Tula Karras

Even though you haven’t had summers off since you were in school, the sunshine and warm breeze can still set off that can’t-stay-indoors-another-second feeling. But before you race outside, make sure you’re ready for everything the season can throw at you. That means more than just slathering on sunscreen: the last thing you want is to have to sit out with a sprained ankle, a case of food poisoning, or raging poison ivy.

Follow our warm-weather guide and you won’t miss a single opportunity for outdoor action.

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