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Advice From the Pros: Staying Safe In the Heat! | River City Live

Advice From the Pros: Staying Safe In the Heat! | River City Live
Advice From the Pros: Staying Safe In the Heat! | River City Live

The Florida Avengers are a women’s full contact tackle football team playing in the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC). They call Jacksonville and the surrounding area home.

Tips to stay safe in the heat:

  • Limit your outdoor activity, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
  • Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
  • Pace your activity. Start activities slow and pick up the pace gradually.
  • Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
  • Never leave children or pets in cars.
  • Check the local news for health and safety updates.

To find out more go to the Avengers Facebook page or go to https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html.