Stay Cool This Summer
Whether you’re planning a day at the beach or a day in your garden, use these tips to help steer clear of heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses in the sizzling summer heat.
1. Drink up: Going for a walk? Bring a bottle (or two) of water with you. According to the American Heart Association, you should drink a cup or two of water before, during and after outdoor activity.
2. Time it right: Avoid being outside between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun is directly overhead. Go outside in the morning or early evening instead, when it’s cooler.
3. Dress for protection: Wear light, breathable clothes and a hat. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays.
4. Seek some shade: Stick to shady spots when possible. Use sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 when you’re in the sun. Reapply frequently, especially if you are sweating or swimming.
Sources: webmd.com, cdc.gov
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