Summer in Texas is great for ice cream and water parks, but that heat can quickly become dangerous. The American Red Cross offers these tips for staying safe during extreme heat waves.
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. In a YouTube video that’s been viewed over 2 million times, veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward showed that a car with all 4 windows rolled down 1-2 inches reached 117 degrees within 30 minutes.
- Stay hydrated by drinking fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. If you don’t enjoy the taste of plain water, buy an infuser water bottle and experiment with different types of fresh fruit.
- Eat small, lighter meals and eat more often. Salads and sandwiches are good choices and are less likely to make you feel bloated.
- Avoid extreme temperature changes. Try to limit going out into extreme heat and back into air conditioning as much as possible.
- If you must work outdoors, take frequent breaks in the shade. Cleansing wipes feel good on sweaty skin, especially if they can be kept in a cooler.
- Wear loose fitting, light colored clothes made from lightweight fabrics like cotton, silk or linen. Avoid dark colors which absorb more heat from the sun.
- Check on animals that are kept outdoors frequently and make sure they have plenty of water.
- Stay indoors and avoid exercising outside during the hottest part of the day. Walk at the mall, or join a gym just for the summer.
- Check on family and friends who don’t have air conditioning, those who spend a great deal of time alone, the elderly, and anyone with young children.
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