Summer/Heat Safety Tips

Summer/Heat Safety Tips

Health Services recommends the following actions to stay safe in the summer heat:

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking water steadily; don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol which cause us to lose water more rapidly.
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors in an air conditioned space.
  • Wear loose fitting, lightly colored and lightweight clothes.
  • Check on friends and neighbors.
  • Minimize use of heat-generating appliances like stoves or ovens.
  • Do not exercise outdoors. If you must exercise outdoors, only exercise in the early morning hours, before 8 a.m.
  • Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
  • Check the local news and other outlets for important safety information.