Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. Man invented air conditioning for a reason, enjoy it! If you don't have air-conditioning or its not working well, consider going somewhere else that does.
- Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Take cool showers or baths.
- Check on those most at-risk twice a day.
Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat
- Drink more water than usual
- Don't wait until you feel thirsty to drink more fluids
- Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside
- Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar or caffeine
- Remind others to drink enough water
Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it's hot outside