The following tips can insure a safe time.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics mentions these barbecue safety tips:
- Buy two sets of grilling tools (one for raw meat and one for cooked meat) and a meat thermometer to make sure food is thoroughly cooked.
- Grill lean meats to avoid flame flares caused by fat drippings.
- Don’t allow your food to become charred. Some studies suggest charred meat may be linked to cancer.
- Let your meat marinate for a few hours before cooking to help reduce the chances of charring.
The American Academy of Family Physicians wants you to know that diving without training can raise your risk of problems including dizziness, chest pain and shortness of breath.
More serious medical problems can include decompression sickness (the “bends”). They offer these general guidelines for safer scuba diving:
- Don’t push yourself beyond your comfort level, and always stay within your dive plan.
- Slowly and gently equalize the pressure in your mask and ears as you descend and ascend.
- Educate yourself on local dangers, such as currents, tides and dangerous marine life.
- Always dive with a buddy and stay calm and relaxed; turn to your buddy if you need help.
- Always use the proper equipment.
- Make sure your doctor says it’s safe for you to dive.
- Never drink alcohol before a dive.
Source: womens health dot gov, a program of US Dept of Health and Human Services