Beat the Heat Tips
No one needs to tell you it’s getting hotter. The middle of day is almost unbearable, and we all dread stepping outside. Extreme heat can be dangerous, and we want you to stay safe. Here are some tips and info that can keep you cool this summer.
People can be affected by heat differently. Athletes, children and the elderly are among those that can experience symptoms from the heat more easily. Other factors that may affect one’s risk of developing a heat related illness are obesity, dehydration, alcohol and prescription drug use, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, having a fever or a sunburn and being in an area where there is a high level of humidity.
Your body normally cools itself down by sweating, but this may not be enough during extreme heat.
Stay Cool This Summer
- To help stay cool in this heat, choose lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.
- Stay in an air conditioned place.
- If you are going to go outside, rest in shady areas as much as possible.
- Make sure to wear sunscreen! A sun burn prevents your body from cooling down like it normally does.
- Never forget to check your backseat for kids or pets before leaving your car unattended.
- Drink water even when you are not thirsty!
The above information was taken from the following websites.
For more helpful tips for staying safe in the heat, follow the links below!
Heat Related Illnesses https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html#text
Frequently Asked Questions https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/faq.html
Children and the Heat https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/children.html