spotlight 12 tips for staying cool in dangerously hot weather McClatchy-Tribune Jul 15, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Protect your health and the health of those you care about by following some simple rules for the hottest days of summer. Intro Summertime is for sunshine, heat and high temperatures, but don't forget yourself. Protect your health and the health of those you care about by following some simple rules for the hottest days of summer. Chuchart Duangdaw Wear loose fitting clothes, hats, sunglasses While you're out enjoying summer remember to wear loose fitting light clothing (light both in color and fabric). Don't forget your hat, handkerchief or sunglasses. HO Use sunscreen, and don't forget to re-apply Before you head out, make sure you put on some sunscreen. Bring some with you so you can re-apply according to the instructions. HO Save strenuous activities for another day If you have to do something strenuous in the heat like yard work, it's better to skip it and save it for another day. karepa-Belov Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Make sure you and anyone with you including pets are hydrated. And don't forget to eat. The heat can sometimes make appetites lighter, but if you don't eat you're way more susceptible to heat or sunstroke. HO If you have to be out, do so in the early hours Take your run a lot earlier than you normally would. Running in the early morning before the sun rises is the time for fitness in the summer. HO Choose cooler activities When you're out, choose cool activities like swimming but don't forget the sunscreen, snacks and water. HO Stay in There's no shame in staying in on 90+ degree days. In fact, it's safer. HO Protect especially sensitive skin Babies and elderly people have very sensitive skin, so make sure it's covered (and coated in sunscreen) when they are out in the summer sun. HO Never leave kids or pets in the car Not even for a minute. No one stays in a hot summer vehicle. HO Check on the elderly or people who live without AC The elderly are especially susceptible to heat; check in on them often when the temperatures are high. www.fotoliza.com.ua Beware of overdoing it Heatstroke can come on suddenly. Take it slow, and make sure you're taking plenty of breaks with hydration if you have to be out in the summer heat. HO Recognize the signs of heat stroke Greg Good How to protect your pet in summer's heat Tags Sweeps Wire Dccar Lifestyles Health Summer Hot Weather Staying Cool In Hot Weather Mct Tns Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Hungry Hobo football scoreboard Stephen 'Fleetwood' P. Mack I wanted to capture the essence of her spirit - Geneseo author pens book about her disabled daughter Former school superintendents collecting highest pensions in Rock Island County Michael W. Matson View All Promotions promotion spotlight Are you ready for retirement? promotion spotlight AP Could you pass a US civics test?