Summer is Here – Use Caution in the Heat!

summer trail users
Today officially kicks off summer is HOT! Be sure to use caution while spending time outdoors – on and off the Katy Trail this summer!
Heat safety tips:
  • Stay hydrated before, during, and after your time on the Trail.
  • Moderate your time on the Trail. That 3.5 mile run is harder on your body now that temperatures have soared.
  • If you are feeling over heated, run-down, or dizzy; take a time-out in the shade with some water.
  • Consuming alcohol and caffeine can leave you dehydrated. Limit your intake 24 hours before prolonged activity in sun.
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen and avoid too much sun exposure. Sunburns reduce your body’s ability to dissipate heat.
  • Be a good steward on the Trail. If you see someone struggling or acting out of sorts, please offer assistance.
  • As always, in case of emergency please call 911 and direct them to the nearest Trail mile marker.
Stay cool, friends!

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