Excessive heat can be dangerous. It’s important to stay cool to avoid a heat stroke or dehydration. For Caregivers, they play a vital role in making sure their loved ones and their clients are kept safe and healthy. In order to do this, they need to make sure they are just as healthy and cool too.
5 Ways to Beat the Heat:
- Minimize exposure to the sun: Limit direct exposure to sunlight by wearing light colored clothing and plan outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.
- Drink plenty of fluids: Staying hydrated is essential to everyone. Drink a lot of water and other liquids throughout the day to get the right amount of nutrients.
- Be active in the pool: Pool activities are a great way to stay cool, fit, and flexible.
- Be mindful of how sun exposure can alter certain medications: Always read the warning labels on medications and check with a physician or pharmacist to avoid harmful side effects.
- Know the signs of a heat stroke: Check out our previous blog here to learn the signs and symptoms of a heat stroke.