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Summer Heatwave Survival Tips | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Summer Heatwave Survival Tips | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

As the summer sun beckons, our thoughts turn to backyards, pools and beaches, picnics , and the wonderful world of outdoor fun. It is a glorious time of year but, sometimes, summer’s heat can be a bit too much for our bodies to handle. When a heatwave strikes, knowing how to prevent heat-related illness can ward off trouble before it’s too late. Be smart this summer … know how to prevent overheating and enjoy summer fun to the fullest. Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot. Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar — th...

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