Taking care in the summer heat
Anyone can suffer from heat-related illness, but those at greatest risk include seniors, babies and small kids, and people who are overweight, work outdoors or have chronic health problems.
To protect yourself:
• Drink lots of water.
• If you sweat, add salt and minerals to you diet with bananas, salty crackers or sports drinks.
• Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
• Wear sunscreen and hats that shade your face.
• Stay in the shade or air conditioned areas.
• Work slowly and stop immediately if you feel weak or dizzy.
For more information on how to best handle the summer heat, go to www.cdc.gov/Features/ExtremeHeat.Posted Jul. 4th, 2012 at 5:34 am by Senate Staff