The Heat is On! Summer Safety Tips…

280a12272b8182a15cfb22521e8e5b18Summer break during your college years is always a much needed time away from the books, but staying safe and healthy is important. Some common sense tips listed here will help you stay safe and cool all summer…

Pool Safety

  • Don’t swim alone. Always have at least one buddy with you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before and during water activities. According to the CDC, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of water recreation related deaths.

Biking

  • Helmets might not “look cool”, however, wearing them can greatly reduce your risk of brain injury if an accident occurs.
  • Follow the rules of the road, obeying traffic signals and signs.
  • Wear reflective clothing at night.

Fun In The Sun

  • Always wear sunscreen! Use one that has an SPF of at least 15. Reapply sunscreen as directed.
  • Wear protective gear like a hat or sunglasses.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink water or sports drinks especially when it’s hot outside. Don’t risk dehydration.
  • Avoid alcohol or caffeine before outdoor activities since these can lead to severe dehydration.

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