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Heat Safety Awareness Day: Staying Safe in the Heat

Heat Safety

May 25th, 2018 is Heat Safety Awareness Day!

Here are some tips to safely handle the heat:

Foods and Fluids:

  • Drink plenty of water, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink; at that point, you’re already dehydrated. Note: if your doctor limits the amount of fluid you should drink, or has you on water pills, ask your doctor how much you should drink during this hot weather.
  • Limit your intake of alcoholic and caffeinated beverages; these will dehydrate you.
  • Also limit drinks with substantial amounts of sugar, since these can cause you to lose more body fluid.
  • Very cold drinks may cause stomach cramps, so drink them slow.

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