Have A Good Time And Stay Healthy While In Hot Weather

By, Lost Dutchman State Park

As the weather continues to get warmer and summer approaches, learn how to have a good time and stay healthy in hot weather, by checking out the following:

  • Planning tips: Choose where and when to hike.
  • Clothing and gear tips: The right clothes can keep you comfortable. Light, loose, breathable clothing, a hydration pack, and a hat will help immensely.
  • Health tips: Protect yourself against sunburn by using sunscreen and re-applying every 40 to 80 minutes with SPF 30 or higher, prevent dehydration, overhydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by knowing your limits, slowing down, taking a break, or turning back around.

If you want to be better prepared to respond to medical emergencies while in the outdoors, consider taking a wilderness medicine course.

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