Safety in the Sun and Heat

 Safety in the Sun and Heat
  • Avoid sun burning, and intentional tanning. Use sunless tanning products instead.
  • The sun is strongest between 10am and 2pm. Plan your activities accordingly.
  • Apply sunblock generously (SPF 15 minimum). Reapply frequently if in the water.
  • Wear sun protective clothing, wear a brimmed hat, and sunglasses. 
  • Take periodic breaks from the sun and heat. Seek air conditioning, hydrate, and cool off.  
  • Drinking fluids on an ongoing basis is important to avoiding dehydration. Sip frequently.
  • Infants, children, and the elderly dehydrate faster that adults and need special attention.
  • Playing sports/exercising during the heat increases dehydration risks.
  • Drink 16 ounces of fluids per hour minimum.   
         Sports dehydration guide   


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