Heat Safety

Active Life With Bob Larson

Health conditions and medications are just some factors that could make you prone to a heat-related illness.

But Aplaceformom.com has some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.

First, drink plenty of liquids. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, it’s important to prevent dehydration. Drink water or juice and remember that alcohol or caffeine can contribute to the issue.

Your clothing could help or hurt the situation. When it’s hot out, wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat.

You should stay indoors during mid-day hours. The best time to run errands or be outside is before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

Finally, know the signs of heat-related illness. If you experience dizziness, nausea, headache, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, fainting, or breathing problems seek care immediately.

Some tips to keep you safe while living an active life.

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