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Playing It Safe
Here are some factors from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider when determining whether your public playground is safe:
Does it have at least a foot thick of wood chips, mulch or sand, or rubber mats around the play equipment?
Are play structures more than 30 inches high and at least 9 feet apart?
Have dangerous hardware like S hooks and bolt ends been removed?
Have sharp points or edges on equipment been covered or removed?
Have tripping hazards such as tree stumps or rocks been removed?
Do elevated ramps and platforms have guardrails?
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.