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It's hot out there. Are you staying cool?
All you have to do is turn on the news, or leave air conditioning, to know that it's hot outside all over our country. The blazing heat of the summer is tough on our bodies. If you don’t have the luxury of staying indoors where your AC is blasting on high, then you know how hard it can be to stay cool during the summer months. Most of us need to work, so there is no escaping the brutal summer heat. But don’t let the heat stop you. There are ways you can beat the heat and stay cool without sacrificing your sanity.
The CDC recommends… "Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink."
Water, Water, Water! Stay away from sugary drinks. Sugar can actually dehydrate you!
The CDC recommends… "Don't drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps."
Repeat above. No alcohol. Water, Water, Water!
The CDC recommends… "Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing."
Think cotton, white, something breezy!
The CDC recommends… "If you must be out in the heat, limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours."
If the bugs are bad, use some bug spray. Try to stay out of the direct sun in the middle of the day.
The CDC recommends… "Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat,…sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher…"
This should be a no-brainer. Protect your noggin and your face -- and protect your exposed skin. Your dermatologist will praise you.
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