Safety Tips for Summertime Fun
Timeless Health Tip
Bee and Wasp Stings - When attempting to avert bee stings, keep in mind perfumes, brightly colored clothes and flowers may attract insects. Don't swat at bees or wasps - rather just move away slowly. If attacked by a swarm of bees or other bugs, submerge yourself under water or run for shelter.
For dehydration, move to a cool place and drink cool liquids. Symptoms of dehydraton are dizziness, fainting, or stomach and leg cramps. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids before, during and after spending time in the hot sun.
Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen any time you will be outdoors for more than 30 minutes. The sun's is intense between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., even when overcast.
Avoid Ticks. When walking in tick-prone areas, wear long sleeves, tuck your pants into your socks, and apply insect repellant to shoes and socks. Check yourself thoroughly for ticks when arriving at home. Deer ticks, which transmit Lyme disease, are about the size of a pinhead.
Play Ball for exercise. Take advantage of baseball bat deals this summer for some exercise and yard fun! But watch out - it is estimated that baseball fans will eat 26,000 hot dogs this year while attending games. That is enough to stretch around the bases 36,000 times!