Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

Although summer is over, sports are still in full swing. It’s important to not only stay injury-free when playing sports, but also to be aware of the high temperatures. The temperatures can still be high even in early fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a variety of tips on how you can help prevent a heat-related illness, which includes a heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and a heatstroke.

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Don’t drink fluids that contain alcohol.
  • Wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing.
  • Limit your outdoor activity time to the early morning or evening.
  • Rest often in shady areas.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible.