CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A quiet day at the parks Monday as people chose to stay indoors ahead of a heat wave.
For those spending the day outdoors, their just trying to find ways to cool down.
"Between the times of ten and two, that is when the sun is really beating down and it's very hot out," said Laura Weber, an athletic trainer at Centerville High School.
With sports like soccer and football coming into season, athletes are exposed to the heat.
It is something athletic trainers at Centerville High School are preparing to handle.
Some new gear is giving an immediate response time to potential heat exhaustion.
Instead of large tubs of ice, athletes can get inside a body-sized bag full of ice and water.
"They're very convenient," said Weber. "We open them up when the kids start to show any signs at all. We throw them in there and throw water and ice over them just to get their core temperature back down."
It is a proactive measure health experts stress to the community as temperatures start to rise.
"It's a good idea, especially with the youth athlete for the coaches are prepared in advanced and take scheduled breaks to hydrate and drink water and get out of the sun," said John Steele with Dayton and Montgomery County Public Health.
If air conditioning is not available, another suggestion is to cool down in the shade.
When it comes to your health, a short break and can make a big difference.
"It's hot out," said Weber. "Everyone is feeling it just the same as you are. If there is anytime at all that you feel that you need a break. Just let us know. Let your coaches know."
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