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Health Tip: Skate Safely

Some pointers when you're on the ice

(HealthDayNews) -- Ice skating is a fun way to spend winter and get some great exercise. The National Safety Council offers suggestions on how to stay safe on the ice:

  • Wear skates that fit comfortably yet provide enough ankle support.
  • Have the blades professionally sharpened at the beginning of each season.
  • If skating on a pond or lake, skate only on designated areas where you are sure the ice is strong enough to withstand your weight.
  • Always be wary of cracks, holes and debris on the ice.
  • Wear warm clothing and rest when you become tired or cold.
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