Tip of the Week: Summer Safety

Memorial Day on Monday marked the day that many pools open for the summer. School is out and it's time to shift to summer activities.

Being outside more often can be dangerous if you don't pay attention to the weather and to your body. Here are five tips on keeping yourself and your family safe and happy during the summer months!

Drink water: It is vital to hydrate before, during and after physical activity. Some ways to avoid dehydration aside from plain water include consuming fruits, especially watermelon or oranges. You can also spice up your water with mint, cucumber or lemon.

Keep protected: Always wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses when outside. Keep your sunscreen on all day, reapplying every 2 hours. Stay away from body oils.

Stay inside: 10 am to 4 pm is the time of day when the sun is at its peak. If possible, stay out of the heat during those hours. If you do go outside, be sure to dress accordingly with breathable fabrics and light clothing.

Now get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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