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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Injury prevention: Avoid anything wigh a high risk of falls or accidents such as biking, jet skiing, four wheel driving, and tackle football. ...Read more

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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid if I am prone to heat strokes?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid if I am prone to heat strokes?

Prevention the key: Stay well hydrated, no matter what activity you engage in. If you are sweating profusely, you need to replace both the water and the electrolytes to prevent cramping. ...Read more

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What are the best outdoor activities to do with my baby?

What are the best outdoor activities to do with my baby?

Outdoor with Baby: Any and everything within reason. You need to ensure that the baby is clothed well and warm when it is cold outside, as well as in cool/loose cotton clothing when hot out. Ensure use of sunscreen at all times and coverups to ensure no sunburns and always bring enough food, water, diapers, wipes, toys, etc......Plan ahead. ...Read more

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Is there any research that has to do with outdoor activities with aging body ?

Is there any research that has to do with outdoor activities with aging body ?

Aging body research : There are research studies that have looked at the effects of sun exposure, exercise and aging. What aspect are you specifically interested in knowing more about? ...Read more

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What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more

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What can you do if you are having outdoor activities at school on the first day of your period?

What can you do if you are having outdoor activities at school on the first day of your period?

Tampon: There is no danger participating in physical activities when on your period. Just use a tampon or pad as you normally would. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

What is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

Muscle aches: Moist heat will increase circulation to muscles & help flush away products of strenuous physical activity. Oral NSAID (aleve/advil/ Motrin etc) taken with full glass of water after a meal will ease discomfort & inflammation. Gentle stretching helps alleviate stiffness. Topical anti-inflammatories (bengay/ aspercreme) work, too, but should not be used if taking oral nsaid. ...Read more