Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Keeping heat-related illnesses at bay

As temperatures continue to rise, here are some useful tips to help prevent heat-related illnesses this summer:

• Drink plenty of cool fluids, especially water and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
• Wear light-weight cotton or natural, loose-fitting fabrics in light colors.
• Limit outdoor activities when temperatures are high.
• Pace yourself. Be sure you don’t overdo it in the heat.
• Exercise early in the morning or evening to avoid overheating.
• Stay cool indoors using air conditioning or fans.
• Never leave anyone in a car, especially children or seniors.
• Be aware of heat stroke and heat exhaustion symptoms.

• Check on the elderly during heat waves, as they are more susceptible to high temperatures.

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