It’s getting hot out! As June continues into July, the temperatures will only get higher. While this makes playing at the beach or pool more fun, it can be dangerous to your health. Make sure you’re aware of heat-related illness and how to avoid it with these tips:
Tips to Beat the Heat!
- Keep hydrated. Drink more water.
- Limit non-essential strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine as they can make dehydration worse.
- Soak. Take a cool shower or bath to help you cool down.
- Be cool. Stay indoors and make use of fans or air-conditioners.
- Rest. Make sure you get enough sleep, and rest if you feel tired.
- Eat fresh. Try eating cold foods such as salads or fruit.
- Check on others including children, elderly, people with medical conditions and don’t forget your pets!
- Seek shade when outside.
- Dress down. Wear light weight clothing and be sun-smart.
Be on the lookout for any symptoms of heat related illness.
See your general practitioner if you are unwell.
In a medical emergency call 911 (if in the U.S. Otherwise, refer to your country’s emergency number.)
For more information on extreme heat please visit Your Guide to Summer Safety.
Stay safe this summer!