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Hyped for Hiking

Advance preparation is key

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're a hiker, preparing for your treks in advance will help keep you safe.Aspen Valley Hospital offers these tips:

  • Before setting out, check the weather report.
  • Pack sun protection, regardless of the temperature, and include sunglasses, a hat, sun block, and lip balm.
  • Drink lots of water and eat something every two hours to fuel your muscles.
  • Tape hot spots on your feet before they become blisters.
  • Choose your location or trail according to your experience.
  • Never go alone and let someone at home know where you're headed.
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