Tips for keeping cool, healthy and safe
- Drink plenty of water - don't wait until you are thirsty
- Stay inside in air conditioning whenever possible (movie theaters, malls, etc.) if you do not have an air conditioner.
- Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine and sugar; they will dehydrate you
- Eat light meals
- Wear lightweight, light colored clothing and a hat
- Stay in the shade
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
- Young children, older adults, and persons with medical conditions are at the greatest risk for heat related illness, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Symptoms of a heat related illness include: dizziness, nausea, rapid heartbeat, headache, absence of perspiration and dry, hot flushed skin. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.