Summer Tips

Wear loose, light clothing when it's hot. When it's REALLY hot wear no clothing.

Air conditioning can account for over half of your electric bill in the summer. Use a fan to circulate air instead of turning on the air conditioner. Wearing no clothing during the summer months can keep you cooler and save you money if you don't turn on the air conditioner.

Turn off household lights when you leave a room. This will save energy and money. Better yet, get a pair of night goggles and keep the lights off at all times. Walking around your home nude wearing only night goggles can be fun for the whole family and save energy at the same time.

Kitchen appliances are heavy energy users and can heat up your kitchen; eat out or use the outdoor barbecue instead of turning on the oven or stove.

On a warm day, the temperature in a parked car can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes so never leave your child or pet in an unattended car. However it is a great way to cook your frozen pizza without using your oven and heating up your kitchen.

When walking your dog try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog’s paws. To be safe, buy your dog a nice quad of doggie sneakers for the hot summer months.

Always make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water just as you need plenty of fresh beer.

Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and skates can be fun but dangerous summertime activities. To keep your summer rolling and injury-free, always make sure you and your children wear helmets, and knee, elbow and arm protection. For extra safety keep everyone home at all times.

The biggest mistake people make is wearing flimsy sandals while walking on the beach or boardwalk. To prevent foot injury, such as strained heals and arches, always wear good walking shoes or better yet, stay home.

Drink, drink, drink! Kidney stones are more common during the summer months because warmer weather causes dehydration and increases concentration of substances in the urine. These substances crystallize to form stones. Increasing fluid intake (3 to 4 quarts of fluid per day) may help keep kidney stones from forming. We recommend lots of BEER!

In the summer many people are admitted to the Emergency Department with heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Do not overexercise in hot weather. Avoid the midday sun and avoid strenuous activity. We recommend not exercising during the hot summer months.

Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Or stay home and drink beer!

Warm temperatures and high humidity can put a strain on seasonal allergy and asthma sufferers. It's a peak time for certain types of pollen, smog, and sometimes mold. Protect yourself stay indoors during the summer months. Going from intense outdoor heat to high air conditioning can trigger an asthma attack. That is another reason to remain indoors.

If you're allergic to bees, wear shoes, long pants, and sleeves. Do not wear scented deodorants, hair products, or perfumes which attract bees. To be safe, stay indoors and drink beer.

We hope these tips will be helpful this summer.

Remember Safety Scotty says,"Avoid strenuous activity during the hot summer months and be sure to replenish your fluids or do what Scotty does, sit around drinking beer!"

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