Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hittin' the Trail in the Heat

This week marks the hottest week of summer so far. Please take precaution when hitting the Trail as we head into triple digits and extreme UV conditions. Here's a few tips to remember as you head outdoors:
  • Stay hydrated before, during, and after your time on the Trail.
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat.
  • Moderate your time on the Trail. That 3.5 mile run is harder on your body now that temperatures have soared.
  • If you are feeling over heated, run-down, or dizzy; take a time-out in the shade with some water.
  • Consuming alcohol and caffeine can leave you dehydrated. Limit your intake 24 hours before prolonged activity in sun.
  • Avoid too much sun - sunburns reduce your body's ability to dissipate heat.
  • Be a good steward on the Trail. If you see someone struggling or acting out of sorts, please offer assistance.
  • As always, in case of emergency please call 911 and direct them to the nearest Trail mile marker.
Stay safe out there!

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