According to the CDC, extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths each year. Summer is officially here and as the temperature rises, it’s important to stay cool as often as you can to avoid any heat-related illnesses like heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Older adults, young children and people with any diseases have the highest risk of developing a heat-related illness.
Below are a few preventative actions you can take when it comes to being in the heat this summer.
- Stay cool inside with AC
- Don’t relay on fans
- Drink A LOT of water even when you might not feel thirsty
- Limit outdoor activity (especially midday when the sun is at it’s highest)
- Wear sunscreen
- Wear lightweight light-colored clothes
- Schedule outdoor actives like sport practices or outdoor yoga lessons earlier in the day when it’s less hot
- Take cool showers to cool down