7 Life Saving Tips on How to Stay Safe and Keep Your Cool in the Hot Summer Temps.

Summer temps got you all hot and bothered, and not in a good way? You are not alone.

sun shining in bright blue sky with a thermometer reading very high temperatures.
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Signs of heatstroke

· High body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher

7 steps to preventing heat-related injuries.

  1. Dress in loose clothing, preferable cotton
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, occasional electrolyte drinks, and foods with high water contents.
  3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol- both act as diuretics flushing water from your body.
  4. Avoid caffeine and alcohol- both act as a diuretic flushing water from your body: neck, lower back, wrists, temples, and behind the knees.
  5. Get acclimated to the warmer temperatures gradually
  6. Save strenuous work for morning/evening hours when temperatures are lower.
  7. Avoid sunburns-this alters your body’s ability to control its temperature

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