Arrive early so you can warm up and ease into your activity.

Apply sunscreen even if it is not sunny.

Dress for the activity and be ready for weather that may change.

Bring/wear proper safety equipment such as a helmet when cycling.

Although wearing flip flops is tempting, supportive footwear is the safest choice.

Bring water and a healthy snack depending on timing.

Keep insect repellent handy – there are some decent all natural choices.

Don’t let yourself overheat – drink water and take breaks in the shade when possible 

This article is intended to provide general knowledge of health and fitness principles and should not be taken as medical advice or used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Always consult your doctor or licensed healthcare provider for personalized advice on diet and exercise.