The Cougs are at home this Saturday for what should be a thrilling game against the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels. After our big win over Idaho State last week, hopefully everyone will be out in full force to cheer on the team as they attempt to start the year 2 and 0. On top of that, the weather forecast is calling for highs in the 90s, so if some good football isn’t enough to get you out to the stadium, the promise of great weather should be.
But with the temperature as high as it is supposed to be, there are some health concerns to take into consideration. Everyone should plan ahead and put on plenty of sun screen and bring a large water bottle. Crowd Management Services allows fans to bring in water bottles as long as they are empty when you enter the stadium, so everyone should bring a reusable bottle and fill it up at the drinking fountain when you get inside. Make sure your bottle is large too because the lines for the drinking fountains are sure to be long and you’ll want to get as much as you can each time. Hydration is key to your physical health. According to the Mayo Clinic, the average male needs 3 liters and the average female needs 2.2 liters of water per day. And with the heat and the amount of time that the football fans will be out in the sun on Saturday, those numbers are even higher. Dehydration can drain your energy very quickly because water is so vital to many bodily functions. For more information on the importance of water, take a look at the Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283
Saturday is going to be a great day for sure, but amidst the good times, be sure to take care of yourself and bring that reusable water bottle! You don’t want to forget it and have to buy expensive water at the game. Hope to see you all at the game and GO COUGS!