Explore the Outdoors
Sunny summer days are a great time to get outside and enjoy nature. There are lots of ways to have fun outdoors, such as swimming at a lake or pool, going for a nature hike, or taking your bike for a ride on the trails. Best of all, these are also wonderful ways to get some exercise. Check out the National Wildlife Federation’s Get Outside, nwf.org/Get-Outside, and Nature Rocks, naturerocks.org, to find outdoor activity ideas and places to enjoy nature near you.
Be sure you know how to stay safe on your adventures. The sun helps your body produce vitamin D, which is important for strong bones, but too much sun can give you a sunburn and damage your skin. Always remember to wear sunscreen, especially in the late morning and early afternoon, when the sun’s rays are strongest. Also, take a water bottle with you to keep hydrated. To learn more about staying safe in the sun, visit kidshealth.org/kid/watch/
out/summer_safety.html. Have a great summer!
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