Know the signs and symptoms and stay informed on updates for extreme heat alerts.
How to stay hydrated
- Drink water throughout the day, even if you aren't being active or feeling thirsty. The goal is to drink at least 64 ounces of water.
- Limit sugary and alcoholic drinks. These cause you to lose more body fluid.
- Replace salt and minerals from sweating by drinking both water and a sports drink.
How to stay cool
- Wear loose, lightweight clothing and a hat.
- Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Being sunburned may affect the body's ability to cool itself and also can make you dehydrated.
- Avoid spending too much time outside during midday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the sun is hottest. If you're outside for a long period of time, find a shaded area to maintain cooler temperatures.
- Pace yourself when running or participating in outdoor activities.
- DO NOT leave children or pets in cars. Cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures even when windows are cracked.
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