5 outdoor safety tips to keep in mind as summer heat intensifies

Experts recommend limiting outdoor exercise to early morning or late afternoon, staying in the shade during the hottest part of the day and wearing a hat or long clothing to cover the skin. Photo: Pexels

(Tate Gunnerson/ Chicago Sun Times) — Summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf through the season without so much as a sunburn.

Exercise is key to health and well-being, but too much activity when the sidewalk is sizzling can cause potentially dangerous heat-related injuries. People who haven’t been active during the pandemic should go easy at first.

“It takes weeks to months for your heart and muscles to get back into shape,” Sayre said. “Start slow, and build up.” (…)

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