Trick or Treat Safely with Tips from the American Fitness Index®

Halloween is Thursday! Dressing up to trick or treat can be exciting and fun for the whole family, especially for kids! It’s also a great time for families to exercise while on the hunt for treats. Here are some tips from the American Fitness Index® to keep trick-or-treaters and party-goers safe.

Be Safe

  • There is safety in numbers. Travel in pairs or groups.
  • Use crosswalks and be predictable. Walk on the left side (against traffic) and bike on the right side of the road (with traffic).
  • Avoid costumes with dragging or dangling materials and vision restricting masks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, layer clothing as needed, and carry water to stay hydrated.

Be Seen

  • Wear blinking lights, glowsticks and bright or reflective clothing.
  • Carry flashlights or headlamps.

Be Social

  • Invite friends and family to trick or treat in more walkable communities with sidewalks and streetlights (those with higher Walk Scores).
  • Participate in neighborhood activities to build social capital, which contributes to a safer community.

See more safety tips and download the corresponding infographic to share with family, friends and colleagues.

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