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Updated: August 21, 2019 @ 1:50 pm
Protect your health and the health of those you care about by following some simple rules for the hottest days of summer.
Summertime is for sunshine, heat and high temperatures, but don't forget yourself. Protect your health and the health of those you care about by following some simple rules for the hottest days of summer.
While you're out enjoying summer remember to wear loose fitting light clothing (light both in color and fabric). Don't forget your hat, handkerchief or sunglasses.
Before you head out, make sure you put on some sunscreen. Bring some with you so you can re-apply according to the instructions.
If you have to do something strenuous in the heat like yard work, it's better to skip it and save it for another day.
Make sure you and anyone with you including pets are hydrated. And don't forget to eat. The heat can sometimes make appetites lighter, but if you don't eat you're way more susceptible to heat or sunstroke.
Take your run a lot earlier than you normally would. Running in the early morning before the sun rises is the time for fitness in the summer.
When you're out, choose cool activities like swimming but don't forget the sunscreen, snacks and water.
There's no shame in staying in on 90+ degree days. In fact, it's safer.
Babies and elderly people have very sensitive skin, so make sure it's covered (and coated in sunscreen) when they are out in the summer sun.
Not even for a minute. No one stays in a hot summer vehicle.
The elderly are especially susceptible to heat; check in on them often when the temperatures are high.
Heatstroke can come on suddenly. Take it slow, and make sure you're taking plenty of breaks with hydration if you have to be out in the summer heat.
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