• Archive
    •     2017
    •     2016
    •     2015
    •     2014
    •     2013
    •     2012
    •     2011
    •     2010
    •     2009

Michelle Cannon

          4.95/5 View Ratings
Cannon Realty & Associates

Ask The Michelle Cannon Team

Selling and Buying homes requires professional expertise and a personal touch. Learn how the Michelle Cannon Team delivers those services PLUS a whole lot more!

Welcome to the Michelle Cannon Team blog, we specialize in the Northwest area of Houston including Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball, Magnolia and Cypress.


September 9th, 2011

How To Stay Healthy at Amusement Parks

By Alison Johnson

RISMEDIA, Dehydration, sunburn, nausea or accidental injuries can ruin a family outing fast. Here are some tips from Elizabeth Ringas, a Richmond, Va.-based representative for the club American Coaster Enthusiasts:

Sip water all day long. You’ll prevent symptoms of dehydration—including dizziness, headache and fatigue—and potential digestive issues. “Don’t wait until you feel thirsty and then try to gulp a whole bottle at once,” Ringas says. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Slather on sunscreen. Reapply it at least three times daily, or even hourly if you’re on lots of water rides.

Dress appropriately. Don’t wear clothing with hoods or strings, which could get tangled on equipment. Tie back long hair.

Check ride safety in advance—visit for a nationwide database of safety complaints as well as general tips—and in person. Skip attractions that don’t look well-maintained, creak or have worn safety straps. Also be sure ride operators are paying attention.

Follow all rules. If you’re shorter—or taller—than the required height for a ride, don’t try to sneak on. If you’re not supposed to put your hands outside a car, don’t.

Don’t pig out. To avoid motion sickness, limit foods that are greasy, fatty, spicy or high in sugar. Unless you’re sure of your stomach, wait about hour after eating to get on big rides (see a show or play games instead). Note: sitting at the front of roller coasters also can help with nausea.

Don’t force kids on rides. A frightened child might try to jump off while a ride is in motion. Also take plenty of breaks—exhausted riders may skip safety steps or lack the strength to brace their bodies as needed on hills and curves.

(c) 2011, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.).

Join the discussion

To post a comment on this blog post, you must be an HAR Account subscriber, or a member of HAR. If you are an HAR Account subscriber or a member of HAR, please click here to login. If you would like to create an HAR Account account, please click here.

Login to Comment
Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®
Cannon Realty & Associates
25819 Oak Ridge Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380   Get Directions
Phone: (281) 936-0005
Fax: (281) 936-0450