Check on babies, kids and elderly, people who are ill,   

    and others who may be particularly vulnerable to heat-r

    elated illnesses.

 

  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

    diet.

 

  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.

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