Sports and Outdoors

Heat Illness Prevention for Summer Sports

For many people, fall sports season starts in the middle of the summer. Over the next few weeks, practices will ramp up for many sports – both at the organized level for high school athletes as well as on the intramural level. Whether you’re playing football, soccer, field hockey, running cross country, or engaging in…

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5 Ways to Minimize Heat Stroke During Summer Football Practice

Summer football practice and training camps will be ramping up at all levels (youth, high school, college, and pro) later this month. While this is an exciting time for the athletes and coaches as preparation for the upcoming season beings, it is also important to remember that peak summer heat presents the most dangerous conditions…

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How to Keep Cool During Indoor Sports Activities

Everyone knows it’s important to make sure you’re keeping cool during exercise in the summer heat. However, it’s also essential to understand how to stay cool when you’re practicing and competing indoors this winter. But how do you (or your kids) manage to keep your cool when gyms and indoor arenas can get so hot?…

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Football and the Heat

Staying Cool Under Friday Night Lights September may inspire ideas of fall – Pumpkin Spice lattes, orange leaves, and, of course, football season. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the stands, cheering on your favorite team under Friday night lights! But, in many places across the U.S., September doesn’t always bring cooler weather. In fact,…

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Peanuts, Crackerjacks, and Portacool

Keeping Little League Players Cool in the Dugout “Take me out to the ball game! Take me out with the crowd!” The popular baseball anthem beautifully captures the energy and excitement during baseball games at all levels. But there is one part of this outdoor game it doesn’t capture…the heat. From professional MLB games to…

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On the Road with the Portacool 510

A Cooling Solution Made to Go Where You Go With summer and warmer weather upon us, there are more opportunities to travel with family and friends. According to Travel Pulse,  road trips remain one of the most popular vacations this summer, and people are craving outdoor adventures. Airbnb predicts that remote staycations will be at…

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Is Your School Taking Steps to Prevent Playground Heatstroke?

Schools are gradually returning to in-person learning thanks to the vaccination process. This is great news for children who will once again benefit from face-to-face contact with their teachers and interactions with their friends. We’re also entering the warm weather months, and the need to maintain safe social distancing practices will likely lead many schools…

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Athletes in the Heat

Keeping Your Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat Whether you were born in a state that experiences extreme heat or you’ve recently moved, you likely know that high temperatures can be uncomfortable at best – and deadly at worst. This is particularly true for athletes who may be practicing and playing outdoor sports in the…

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