Fashion comes and goes, but real healthy style comes from knowing how to protect your body. Below are a few tips to help you lower your risk for health problems in style.
|Wear:||Lower Risk For:|
|mosquito bites and West Nile Virus|
|long sleeves, pants, and socks||mosquito bites and West Nile Virus|
|wide-brimmed hats and sunscreen||sunburn and skin cancer|
|helmets (i.e. bicycle, motorcycle, skates, rollerblades, football)||traumatic brain injury|
|motor vehicle seat belts and restraints in child passenger seats||injury|
|lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing||heat-related illness|
|hat, scarf or knit mask to cover face and mouth, sleeves snug at the wrist, mittens, water-resistant coat and boots, several layers of loose-fitting clothing||health problems from extreme cold|
|Accent Your Style By:||Lower Risk For:|
|drinking hydrating fluids like water||heat-related illness|
|washing hands||spreading germs and getting
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Page last modified: January 22, 2009
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