If you are going out in the hot – a little prevention can help avoid heat-related illness.
The CDC gives these hints:
- Drink more fluids.
- No alcohol or drinks with a high sugar content
- Stay inside (I laughed when I typed it out)
- Take cool showers or baths
- Wear lightweight, light colored and loose-fitting clothing.
- Check on people who are at risk – children, people over 65, people with heart disease or high blood pressure.
- Wear wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Most importantly, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are serious medical conditions. Click here and learn more about the warning signs and what to do if you develop either of these conditions.
Thanks for reading.