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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Summer Survival - Summer Safety Tips

There are a few simple things that you can do that will help you to survive the heat of summer. Failing to take a few simple precautions can lead to serious problems. Brief periods of high summer temperatures can cause serious health problems if you aren’t prepared to deal with extreme summer temperatures.

Simple Summer Safety Tips

1. Always drink plenty of fluids and make sure young children get the necessary fluids.

2. Avoid eating heavy meals and hot foods which can add heat to your body.

3. Never leave your children or pets unattended in a parked car or vehicle, especially during the summer heat.

4. Always wear loose fitting, light colored clothing. Include a good hat or cap.

5. Take plenty of breaks during any type of physical activity in the summer.

6. Make sure you provide plenty of water for your pets and livestock.

7. Always wear appropriate eye protection to avoid damaging your eyesight.

8. Monitor the weather closely and be aware of any extreme changes in temperature.

9. Check on elderly family members on a regular basis to make sure they are doing OK.

10. Use appropriate sun protection creams during extended periods of activity in the sun to avoid the harmful effects of sunburn.

Using a little common sense will allow you to enjoy being outdoors during the summer heat without risking your health.

Staying above the water line!



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