How to Stay Cool During the Summer Heat

hot woman fanning herself to cool off


HealthDay News

(HealthDay News) -- The hot, humid days of summer can increase your risk of heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions to help prevent heat-related illness:

  • Dress in loosely-fitting clothing that is light in color and lightweight.
  • Use an umbrella or wear a hat to keep the sun off of you, and wear an SPF 15 (or higher) sunscreen.
  • Before heading outdoors, make sure you drink enough water.
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol.
  • Schedule regular breaks during your outdoor activities. Avoid being outside during the midday sun.
  • Talk to your doctor about managing any chronic health conditions.

Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Published: June 2014

ADVERTISEMENT

The ER Doctor Thought I Was Overreacting: I Had a Pulmonary Embolism

How advocating for myself and trusting my body saved my life

Real Women, Real Stories

Conversación sobre la salud: Preguntas para su médico sobre la dermatitis atópica

Use esta guía para tener una conversación útil si tiene dermatitis atópica, conocida comúnmente como eccema

Created With Support

by eMediHealth

☆☆☆☆☆ By eMediHealth ☆☆☆☆☆