You may wonder if trick-or-treating is safe, especially when stories of poisoned Halloween candy circulate every year. These terrifying tales have all been hoaxes, but beyond needlessly frightening parents, these urban legends take attention away from the real danger kids face while trick-or-treating. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that children are twice as likely to be struck by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Here’s what you need to remember before sending your little witches and knights out trick-or-treating. Light Up the Night Brightly colored costumes will help your child be more visible in the dark. That said, if your ghouls and goblins have their hearts set on being a real creatureof thenight, flashlights, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, and reflective tape attached to candy bags can help trick- or-treaters remain visible to drivers. Dress for Comfort The cold might not bother Elsa, but your trick-or-treater may not be ready to sing after the sun sets and the temperature drops. Have them wear jackets and gloves as needed and insist on shoes they can walk in. If your little princess is absolutely in love with her high heels, have her wear the pretty, uncomfortable shoes for pictures at the door, then switch into comfy sneakers before hitting the sidewalks. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Masks can really bring a costume together, but they can also make it hard for young eyes to see where they’re going. Before trick- or-treaters head out to collect that sweet candy, swap out masks with face paint. It might take a few practice runs, but face paint can be just as cool. Make sure to test for allergic reactions first. Know the Rules of the Road It is important for trick-or-treaters of all ages to know how to behave safely as they walk down the sidewalks. They should always look both ways before crossing the street, never run out between parked cars, and make sure oncoming traffic is KEEP YOUR TRICK- OR-TREATERS SAFE THIS HALLOWEEN
Today I’m willing to bet you can relate to one of our awesome FBBC members, Lisa. Because, in her words, “I spent much of the last five years losing the same 12 pounds.” “Then I found Daphne FBBC, and they have taught me how to change my lifestyle to hopefully make this time different. I know I can eat whatever I want, because I know now how to truly incorporate nutritional balance. “FBBC makes it so you want to get rid of your excuses and keep coming back. My experience has been amazing. I love the atmosphere FBBC has created, I love the friends I have met who share common goals, I love the challenge of the workouts, and I love that the coaches are like proud parents and they want you to be successful.” In her time with us here at Daphne FBBC, Lisa has lost an amazing 28 pounds, and 7 inches from her waist! October Events!
Fit Ranx Open Gym: October 5th, October 19th, & October 26th at 7:15pm Fit Ranx Seminar: October 12th at 7:15pm Publix Grocery Store Tour: October 28th at 11:30am
completely stopped before they step out into the road. Kids under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult, and older children should stick with their friends and never trick or treat alone. Trick-or-treating is a wonderful childhood tradition, and it shouldn’t end in tragedy. Talk to your kids about the risks and make sure they know why these rules are necessary. When you keep safety in mind, your trick-or-treaters can focus on the best part of Halloween: getting the most candy!
Lean for Life Workshop: October 19th at 7:15pm 80’s Halloween Party: October 28th during all workouts
FBBC Fall Showdown: October 14th
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