The Weather Channel predicts scorching temperatures this 4th of July: 100 plus degree temperatures the weekend before the holiday and a high of 96 degrees on the 4th itself. Extended time spent in the sun could cause heat stroke, which could require brain injury rehabilitation for years. Keep yourself and your family safe from the heat this year by taking some precautions.
- Drink lots of water. A combination of heat and sunlight can overwhelm the body if not properly hydrated. If you plan on staying outside for the better part of the day, keep the water flowing.
- Limit alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates the body, which ups the risk for a heat-related injury. If you are drinking alcohol, drink enough water to balance your system.
- Use sunscreen. Use at least 30 SPF or above, and make sure the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB radiation.
- Seek shade. Stay in the shade as much as possible throughout the day, moving as needed.
- Replenish minerals. Sports drinks can help replenish the salts and minerals that your body sweats out on hot days. These materials help your body regulate water.
This 4th of July, enjoy the holiday responsibly. Pace yourself and save your energy to avoid heat injuries.
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