Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Strike Out - Stay Safe in the Heat

by Bridgette Joye, volunteer contributor

Summer in Dallas/Fort Worth is well underway and temperatures are on the rise! With the warmer, longer days, there’s an increase in outdoor activities; including the Rangers/Yankees series starting tonight in Arlington.

Here are a few tips to stay safe in the heat at Globe Life Park or any other time you’re outdoors this summer: 

Stay hydrated! Try to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day and grab a bottle of water at the ballpark.

Make sure whatever team attire you’re wearing out there is loose-fitting and light-colored.

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when spending any time outdoors; especially at a baseball game where you could be sitting outside for over two hours. 

While everyone knows about protecting their skin from the summer heat, remember that the sun’s intensity is also dangerous for your eyes. Keep them covered with sunglasses or a Rangers baseball cap!

Try to park your car in the shade as much as possible. Also, never leave your pets or children in a parked car, unattended – even if it is in the shade. The temperature in the vehicle will be even hotter than it is outside.

Stay safe out there this summer, & GO RANGERS! 


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