How to Beat the Summer Heat!
Preventing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion
Whether you are working or playing in the sun, the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke increases with the temperature.
The following tips can help you stay safe:
- Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, caffeine, soda or fruit juice.
- Wear a hat and light-colored clothing.
- Try to limit exercise and other forms of exertion to cooler periods of the day.
- Take frequent breaks and rest if you feel tired or weak.
- Be aware that some medications may make you more vulnerable to sun and heat exposure.
- If the air temperature is more than 95 degrees Fahrenheit, fans may be ineffective at cooling. Use air conditioning instead.
- Apply wet towels to your neck or wear a wet headband to help beat the heat.
- Help replace lost fluids from your body by drinking water or sports drinks.
Warm weather is a time for fun in the sun. But be sure to practice safety to ensure the heat does not take the fun out of your summer.