Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Summer Heat
The summer heat is rapidly approaching and due to climate change, the heat may feel more extreme than summers in the past.
For many people, warm weather means it is time for many fun outdoor activities. But during periods of extreme heat, outdoor activities may not be the best way to spend time.
While sunshine can provide many benefits, it can also be dangerous if we spend prolonged periods of time in extreme heat, which is why we need to take several important measures to protect ourselves from the sun’s UV rays and heat. Some of the serious dangers of the sun include hyperthermia, sunburns, heatstroke, and skin cancer. Extreme sun and heat are also responsible for many fatalities each year, especially in children and the elderly who are extra sensitive to the heat.
When temperatures are extremely high and the sun is beaming down, take these steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
Even if you do not feel thirsty, be sure to drink plenty of cold fluids throughout the day, like water or juice. This will ensure that your body is hydrated enough in the event that you do go out in the sun. Another way to stay hydrated is by consuming lots of fruits and vegetables, especially those that contain high volumes of water such as celery, cucumbers, oranges, peaches, and melons.
Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully
Never Leave Children or Pets in Cars
Wear Light and Loose Clothing
Limit Alcohol and Caffeine
If you are interested in speaking to a health professional about a health concern that you have, you can search Medimap for a clinic near you.
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