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Cold and Flu season.

Cold and Flu season is approaching fast and everyone needs to make sure they stay safe and healthy. Some important things to do is to make sure to drink plenty of water, to keep yourself hydrated and improve your overall heath, no one wants to get dehydrated. Keep clean and make sure to wash your hands regularly. As it is getting cold, be sure to dress warm. Coats, jackets, pants, sweaters, as oppose to tank-tops and shorts. If you know you are sick wash your hands regularly and be careful! No one wants to be spreading around a cold or the flu. Colds are spread by airborne droplets and can be transferred by sneezing, coughing, or even talking. So please make sure to drink plenty of water, dress appropriately for the weather, and be careful if you know you are sick. 




       The importance of wearing a safety vest at night


Cadets today I will be talking about the importance of wearing a reflective safety vest at night.

This is a safety vest. Vests like these help make sure that driver’s will be able to see you. These vests should be worn at all times. It is highly recommended that you wear these whenever you walk to somewhere at night. Cadets these vests can save your life. I know because 2 weeks ago, I was driving at night and a family was walking across the street. I was temporarily blinded by the lights of a truck and would not have seen them if the mother had not been wearing a reflective vest. If I hadn't seen them I wouldn't have slowed down and they would have been hit. So when you have to walk to somewhere at night, please wear a reflective vest.

 

The importance of keeping hydrated.

Water is necessary for daily functions.  It helps you cool your body and keeps you healthy.  Unfortunately, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, and in doing this, are becoming unhealthier.  There are seven main symptoms to watch for: dark urine, dry mouth, fatigue, extreme thirst, headache, confusion, and dizziness and feeling lightheaded.  To prevent dehydration, you must drink plenty of water.  Physical exercise and hot weather will increase the effects and speed of dehydration.  When participating in physical activity, or are going to be in hot weather, be sure to drink more water and supplement with sports drinks before, during, and after the exposure.  The sports drink is essential to keep up nutrients and to keep your mind clear.  Do not drink caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, tea, sodas, and energy drinks to hydrate yourself.  These drinks promote dehydration by draining the water out of your body.  A dehydrated body is also more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  So, drink plenty, stay healthy, and stay safe.  





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Feb 8, 2013, 7:30 AM
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