Thursday, September 23, 2010

Baby It's Hot Outside 

General guidelines to help you from heat related illness........

Drink plenty of fluids before & during outdoor activities, especially on those hot Florida days. Drinks of choice WATER and SPORTS DRINKS; stay away from alcohol and drinks with caffeine (coffee, tea and colas) they can lead to dehydration.
Dress in LIGHT-COLORED, LIGHTWEIGHT, LOOSE-FITTING clothing on those hot days.
Take rest,water breaks and wet yourself down in cool shady areas, avoid becoming overheated.
Use a SPORTS SUNSCREEN that is at least SPF 15 and over.
Never rely on thirst. Thirst is a poor indicator of hydration status. When a person feels thirsty they may already be starting to dehydrate.

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