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Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Garden Safely

Prevent STDs

Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Take a few minutes to help stay safe and healthy while gardening.

  • Put on protective gear as needed, including safety goggles, sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, insect repellent, and sun screen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • If you’re outside in hot weather for most of the day you’ll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.
  • Make sure your tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccination is up-to-date. If it’s not, call your health provider to make an appointment to get it.

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