It has been a scorching hot summer here in Kansas City! With many Kansas City Royals games, Kansas City Chiefs games, and concerts like Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour are outside, here are some hot weather safety tips to make sure you stay safe at outdoor events.
- Wear a hat and lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
- Wear sunglasses
- Wear sunscreen: put on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply per directions.
- Drink Plenty of Water: Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
- Make sure to replace lost salt from sweating. Sports drinks can help but can include extra sugar.
- Limit alcoholic or sugary drinks
Those at High Risk for heat illnesses
- Infants and young children
- People 65 years of age or older
- People who are overweight
- People who overexert during work or exercise
- People who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation
Signs of dehydration
- Extreme thirst
- Less frequent urination
- Dark-colored urine
Signs of heat illness
Heat illness has three stages: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Watch for the following symptoms:
- Heavy sweating
- Cold, pale, and clammy skin
- Fast, weak pulse
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Tiredness or weakness
We hope you enjoy your outdoor baseball game, football game, or concert safely!