Tips - Summer Safety
The hottest time of the year is upon us and we implore you to remember that extreme heat can be very dangerous to us and our loved ones. Follow some tips below to remain safe and cool during the next few weeks!
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Drink Water - Stay Hydrated!
Dehydration can lead to a host of medical issues ranging from passing out to heat cramps to a potentially fatal heat stroke! Remember to drink plenty of water during hot days (don't wait until you're thirsty, as you're already dehydrated at that point) and avoid caffeine, alcohol and extremely sugary drinks to help with your hydration.
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Be Active at Non-Peak Hours
Avoid working out during the peak heat hours of 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as these times put you most at risk of having a heat-related episode. If you must work-out during these times, try to stay in shade as much as possible and stop for water/rest frequently.
Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion Signs
Always be aware of how you're feeling and how others around you are feeling. If someone seems out of sorts or are exhibiting a symptom on this list, they might be experiencing heat stroke or heat exhaustion and you should call 911.
Wear the Right Clothing
Keep yourself as cool as possible by wearing summer-friendly clothing. Keep it lightweight and light-colored, while also wearing a protective sunscreen to keep you as safe as possible from the sun.
Car Safety
Cars amplify the outside temperature to extremely dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. Be careful to not burn yourself or others on the seats when getting in. Also, don't leave your children or pets inside a car while you run into the store as the temperature inside your car can become life-threatening expediently.
Whitemarsh Township Parks and Recreation |
610-828-7276 | parksandrecreation@whitemarshtwp.org