Beat the Heat this Labor Day Weekend

With temperatures expected to reach the 90s this Labor Day weekend, please ensure your family stays cool and hydrated to avoid the risk of heat related illness. Check out the following tips for a fun and safe holiday:

• Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. By the time you or your child are thirsty, you may already be dehydrated.

• For those who participate in sports, drink extra fluids before the activity begins. Take frequent rest and refreshment breaks. Avoid strenuous activities if possible, especially if you are outside.

• Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in vehicles.

• Stay cool indoors. If your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as shopping malls.

• Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing, a hat, and use sunscreen. Remember to reapply sunscreen often when swimming or perspiring.

• Take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.

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