For us land-locked Ohioans, summer swimming means one thing – heading for the pool, the lake, the water park, right?
Swimming is a great way to get exercise, be social, and enjoy your summer free time (ok, except for you grad students, who are busy 24/7).
But, how much do you think about the water in which you are leisurely floating? The CDC wants you to consider some health issues surrounding taking a swim.
Issue 1 – You have been having diarrhea on and off for the past day. Is swimming a good idea for you and your fellow swimmers?
Stay tuned for more healthy swimming tips this summer on BuckMD!
Roger Miller, MD (OSU Student Health Services)