Red Cross tips!

Published on Thu, Jul 26, 2001
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Red Cross tips!

Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Your body needs water to keep cool. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them, because they make the heat’s effects on your body worse. This is especially true with beer, which dehydrates the body.

Wear eye protection as well as foot protection: Sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes and they protect against damage that can occur from UV rays. Be sure to wear sunglasses that absorb at least 90% of UV sunlight. In addition, people’s feet can get burned from the sand or cut from glass in the sand, so shoes or sandals are recommended.

Watch out for the “Terrible Too’s” – too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun and too much strenuous activity..

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