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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS


Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella.


Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.


Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein which increase metabolic heat.


Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.


Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.


Stay indoors when possible.


Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity on warm days. Take time out to find a cool place. If you recognize that you, or someone else, are showing the signals of a heat-related illness, stop activity and find a cool place. Remember, have fun, but stay cool!


Swim in supervised areas only.


Don't mix alcohol and swimming. Alcohol impairs your judgment, balance, and coordination, affects your swimming and diving skills, and reduces your body's ability to stay warm.


Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. Stop swimming at the first indication of bad weather.


HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SUMMER!!!!!

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