Summertime is great for having fun, but it is important to use common sense and not end up with sunburns or heat exhaustion that can harm your health. The summer is a perfect time for those involved in dance or cheer to enjoy the sun, but there are important precautions to take.

It is absolutely imperative to use plenty of sunscreen to block the harmful ultraviolet rays put out by the sun. In addition to sunscreen, sunglasses will protect your eyes from the bright light are a vital item. If you sunburn easily, add a wide brimmed hat and cotton long-sleeved shirt.

Swimsuits are a great way to enjoy the summer, both by wearing them and seeing the different styles hitting the stores. A water bottle is a must when outside or inside. It is very important to increase the amount of water taken in, especially when enjoying the summer days and increased activity. If you are attending cheer or dance camp, be sure to bring a camera to preserve summer memories.

The common theme to summer is to relax, and for many people it means enjoying a good book or playing some summer sports. If you do play sports in the heat, have good practice clothes on to protect your body. Enjoying the great benefits of summer requires a little thought and planning so that you could end up with the best summer possible. By taking these precautions, you can be ready for dance team or cheerleading practice when school starts.