A- A+

Bookmark and Share

Health Tip: Prepare for Hiking

(HealthDay News) -- Even hiking to enjoy nature has its rules and safety precautions.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offers these tips:

  • Make sure you're in good physical shape before tackling a challenging trail.

  • Tell a friend or family member where you're going and when, so you can be reached in case of emergency.

  • Hike with at least one buddy.

  • Learn to identify and avoid common poisonous plants.

  • Learn the safety and behavior rules that apply to the area where you'll hike.

Memorial Health System’s Accreditations & Awards
Memorial Health System
401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 374-1400
© 2014, Memorial Health System.
MMH Emergency Department 40 min
Selby General 10 min
Physicians Care Express-Marietta 36 min
Physicians Care Express-Belpre 16 min
Back to Top