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Health Watch

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Health WATCH

Summer heat...  While playing in the sun can be lots of fun, getting over heated and dehydrated is not and this can even lead to heat exhaustion (See below). When the sun is at its hottest, between 11 am-3 pm, avoid strenuous exertion and keep infants and toddlers under umbrellas. Wear brimmed hats and light colored cotton clothing. Mist or wipe skin areas with water to promote evaporation and cool the body.

Hydration Break...  Pack a picnic with energy snacks and plenty of water. Avoid caffeine as it can further dehydrate; sugary drinks makes one more thirsty. Stop play often for a refreshment break in a shady spot out of the sun. Drink at least 8 ounces of water every hour. Take this time to reapply sunscreen.

Block the Sun...  The sun’s rays can be intense when reflecting off water, sand, or snow–even more so at high elevations. Protect your skin with plenty of sun-block and don’t forget the lip block. Regularly reapply even the waterproof sunscreen. Protect eyes with UV approved sunglasses, especially if spending time around water or snow.

Heat Exhaustion...  Symptoms include weakness, nausea, fainting, lethargy, dizziness, disorientation, and pale, clammy skin.  Immediately get the child or adult out of the sun and into a well circulated or air conditioned area.  Sponge body with cool water and if possible, sip water. If one is delirious, disoriented, or unconscious this may indicate heat stroke and requires immediate and proper medical treatment.

Poison Control... Get prompt and proper attention for all your summer travel emergencies involving snake and insect bites, poisonous plants and medication problems by calling the nationwide toll-free poison center emergency number: 1-800-222-1222. For more infor-mation: www.1-800-222-1222.info

 

Where is Alyx?


Alyx is near the 10,677-ft elevation of this Ski Resort offering awesome views and super ski slopes. Where is she? Click here to find out.

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Camping the Great Outdoors
...ideas to consider

   "Since that first camping trip, all of our trips have been only partially planned, with itineraries set more as ideas than as fixed schedules.  We usually take each day one at a time, and do whatever feels right for that particular day.  Slowing down to smell the roses has never been so sweet as when we travel with our two kids!"  -- David, Westminster, MD

 Take it from David, there's a time to plan and a time to take one day at a time.

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