logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Low Carb: 8:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Great Lakes Site

BellaOnline's Great Lakes Editor

g

Outdoor Safety During a Heat Wave

Guest Author - Sharon Bejin

Planning outdoor activities this summer? If so, you should be prepared for the hot weather. Heat waves seem to find us. Take precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe.

If you plan on heading out to one of the big lakes for boating, make sure you have plenty of sunscreen, proper clothing, first aid kit, cell phone, marine radio, and life preservers.

As hot as it can be outside, it might be tempting to go without wearing a life preserver. According to the Coast Guard, it is recommended that “boaters wear a life jacket at all times.” When the temperatures are in the high 90s and the heat index is pushing over 100, it is hard to think about putting on another layer, but think safety first.

The Coast Guard suggests boaters “know the weather conditions and dress for the water temperatures rather than the air temperatures.” They also tell boaters to bring along a marine band radio just in case of an emergency. You never know when you may need help.

Now maybe being on the water isn’t your thing and you would rather hang out along the shoreline or do other activities outside. Remember to use common sense and don’t be out in the high heats for too long.

Find yourself some shade, even though you may love the sun and drink plenty of water. According to Dr. Paul Green from Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, “don’t wait for thirst; keep ahead of that by keeping hydrated.”

The Humane Society warns, “heat and humidity can be deadly for pets.” Don’t be misled into thinking that animals know how to keep themselves cool. Never leave your pet in a parked car. Temperatures can rise quicker than you think and put your dog in danger.

One may suffer from heat stroke without even knowing it. Be aware of the signs: a rise in body temperature, rapid heartbeat, rapid or shallow breathing, irritability or confusion, dizziness or lightheadedness and/or headache or nausea.

Whether you are enjoying a day on the water or simply enjoying outdoor activities, remember to pace yourself physically, especially during a heat wave. Drink plenty of water and use common sense when outside in the high temperatures.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Twitter Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Facebook Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to MySpace Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Del.icio.us Digg Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Yahoo My Web Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Google Bookmarks Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Stumbleupon Add Outdoor+Safety+During+a+Heat+Wave to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Great Lakes Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Sharon Bejin. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Sharon Bejin. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Ohio Presidents

Some Famous Minnesotans

Visiting Canton, Ohio

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor