Health Tip: Kayak and Canoe Safety

Health Tip: Kayak and Canoe Safety

(HealthDay News) -- Kayaking and canoeing are popular outdoor activities during summer.

But before you paddle, the American Canoe Academy recommends getting to know the rules of the water.

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The ACA urges paddlers to:

  • Take an on-water course.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Wear a life jacket and bright clothing.
  • Designate someone who will notify others if you don't return on time.
  • Make sure you are a competent swimmer.
  • Know your limits.

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