August is the portion of summer that really wears on you. In June everyone’s excited to head to the pool. July offers holidays and chances to spend time with friends and family. August is just plain hot. Back to school season is associated with the fall, but there’s no mistaking the heat that accompanies the first few weeks. Now more than ever, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that extreme heat presents. The last thing you want is for you or your children to suffer a heat-related injury, as these ailments can stick with you long after they are treated. Here are some things to remember during the hottest part of summer.
Hydration Is a Continuous Process that Requires Continuous Attention
You know it’s important to drink water during exercise. When you sweat you have to replace the liquid your body loses. However, hydration isn’t just a matter of drinking water during activity or when you feel thirsty. Thirst is actually a sign of dehydration. To stay hydrated at a safe level, you should be conscious of how much water you’re drinking throughout the day. Hydration is a continuous process, so you’ve got to continue to give it your attention even when you aren’t doing things that make you sweat.
Stay Inside During Peak Heat Hours to Avoid Heat Sickness
Your environment steadily heats up as it’s exposed to the sun, and cools down after the sun sets. So, it’s important to be aware that afternoon hours are hotter than the morning. If you’re in a city or an environment with a lot of concrete (which holds heat longer), it can still be dangerously hot even at five or six in the evening. If you plan on exercising outside, try to do so in the morning to minimize your heat sickness risk.
Looking for a Safe Environment to Have Fun in August?
iPlay Sugar Land is a great option for families. This indoor playland will keep you safe from August’s oppressive heat. With a variety of slides, climbing features, and obstacles, iPlay Sugar Land offers something for children of all ages. To learn more about safe summer fun, contact iPlay Sugar Land in Sugar Land, TX at 281-313-3800.