No matter where you live, and no matter who you are, there’s something about the summer that brings out the inner athlete in all of us. Everyone has their sport of choice during the warm weather. Some people take advantage of the few months of boating season with warm water to strap on their water skis or wakeboard. Others take indoor activities like basketball or running outside. While this may seem like a win-win, outdoor sports present their own set of safety issues. In our quest to always keep Washingtonians safe from personal injury, here are some of our EPIC summer sports safety tips, for you and your family.
Practice Great Hydration
Playing sports out in the sun may seem more enjoyable because of the beautiful weather, but the sun can be a double-edged sword in some respects. Dehydration can be one of the most overlooked aspects of summer sports, which is why monitoring your hydration levels is crucial to staying safe outside this summer. While sports drinks are often the first choice for people looking to hydrate, these drinks have far more sugar than necessary. Going for water, or some rehydration electrolyte tablets, will keep your fluid levels high, and prevent the potentially dangerous consequences of dehydration.
Respect The Water
Swimming and water sports are a big part of many people’s summer routines, but interacting with any body of water has many threats to personal safety. Being confident in your swimming ability and presence in the water is vital for ensuring your safety this summer. This is especially the case if you’re in the ocean, where tides and currents play a larger role. If your ocean safety knowledge could use a refresher, check out this link.
Always Watch Your Kids Play
For parents, having a few minutes to kick back in the sun while your children play can be one of the summer’s highlights. However, the number of potential dangers for your child skyrocket in an unsupervised environment like the outdoors. Always ensure that there’s at least one adult watching over children playing, to prevent them from injuring themselves or making dangerous choices while unsupervised.
If you are injured in any way this summer, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel is here to help. Our caring team of experienced legal professionals understand the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit and will help you get justice however possible. Contact us today!