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Summer is here!

Now is the time for fun in the sun at the beach, river, mountains, or backyard. Active Wellness is here for you, whether you like gardening, kayaking, fishing, or hiking. Stay active!

Below are a few tips for staying healthy in hot weather.

  1. Stay hydrated. Drink a glass of water before venturing out into heat. Bring your own water bottle along.

  2. Wear loose, breathable, and light colored clothing.

  3. Do more strenuous activities in the morning or evening when the temperature is cooler.

  4. Check on family, neighbors, and friends to make sure they have water, fans or air conditioning.

  5. Remember pets as they will need shade, water, and maybe a sprinkler.

  6. Eat light with salads and sandwiches, veggies with dip. Avoid turning on the oven or stove by using the outdoor barbecue to keep the house cooler.

  7. Benton County maintains cooling centers when the weather gets too hot; check the website at Cooling Centers | Benton County Oregon.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2017) Hot weather tips. Retrieved from Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness | Natural Disasters and Severe Weather | CDC

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