· Check on babies, kids and elderly, people who are ill,
and others who may be particularly vulnerable to heat-r
· Stay indoors in an air-conditioned place.
· Drink plenty of fluids — and not just when you're thirsty
— unless your doctor advises otherwise or you're taking
water pills (diuretics).
· A sports drink can replace salt and minerals lost in
sweat. Talk to your doctor first if you're on a low-salt
· Wear as little clothing as possible at home.
· Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
· Limit your outdoor activity. If you must go out, aim for the
morning or evening.
· When outside, try to rest often in shady areas.
· Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
with an SPF of 15 or higher.
· Pace yourself, and stop all activity if your heart pounds
or you start gasping for breath in the heat.