PHOENIX, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh air and exercise can be invigorating and refreshing. Hastings & Hastings is excited for everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather outside, but they would like to offer a few hiking safety tips in an effort to keep everyone safe.
On average, there are 25 fatalities a year that can be directly linked to hiking. While hiking is a popular activity, it is not without danger. A responsible hiker is a safe hiker. Hastings & Hastings notes that hikers should always make sure they are wearing the proper safety gear. Hiking conditions may be hazardous and footing could be poor, for this reason it is important to wear quality hiking boots.
Additionally, dehydration is a major problem in Phoenix, even during spring. Water is essential, even for a brief hike. Severe dehydration itself can be fatal, while the symptoms of dehydration can cause a number of hazardous situations. Dehydration will slow down the body and cloud the mind. If hikers are dehydrated, it could cause them to make poor decisions, which could put them further at risk.
Protection from the sun is another important safety concern, even when it is overcast. Hikers should wear ample sunscreen. A wide brimmed hat is also advised. Hastings & Hastings also notes that durable pants like jeans can protect hikers from sharp unforgiving desert vegetation.
"Hiking sure is fun, especially when the weather is as perfect out as it is now. We are lucky that we can enjoy these beautiful spring days. I just want everyone to stay safe when they are out on the trails. It is always best to hike with a partner. Now everyone head out there and have some fun!" said David Hastings, founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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