Recreation

Man and woman gardening together

Avoid sprains, pains, and strains in the garden

Gardening isn't necessarily a "gentle" hobby. You can burn more than 500 calories an hour doing yard work like digging dirt and moving rocks. Even...

sign next to frozen water that says Danger thin ice

Don't get caught on thin ice this winter

A frozen pond or lake extends the winter landscape, offering opportunities for ice skating, hockey, ice fishing, and more. But treading on thin ice...

Kids sledding down a hill in the woods

Safety tips for winter activities

A little cold and snow won’t keep many northerners inside. From hiking to snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling, there are plenty of outdoor...

Two people snowmobiling in the snowy woods

10 tips for a safe snowmobile ride

With more than 1.2 million registered snowmobiles in the U.S., this sport continues to grow in popularity. In addition, winter ATV use is also on t...

Three hunters sitting on the back of a truck

Safe hunting is no accident

The first hunter education course was offered at a 4-H camp in 1944. But states were slow to require any kind of hunter safety program until the...

Wooden tree stand out in the woods

Tree stand safety tips for the big hunt

Falls from tree stands continue to be the leading cause of injury for hunters. The good news is that these falls are preventable. Hunting from a tr...