Summer heat can play havoc on your health. Take precautions to help keep yourself cool and healthy this summer.
Beat the heat:
stay cool, and if possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall, library, or community centre
when outdoors, stay in the shade whenever possible
when in the sun, cover up. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, UV protective sunglasses and loose-fitting clothes.
stay well hydrated by drinking lots of water or diluted fruit juice. Reduce the number of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages on hot days
check regularly on children, older adults and persons with chronic illnesses to be sure they are hydrated
never leave anyone or any pets in a closed, parked vehicle
The Heat is On - HKPR District Health Unit
Extreme Heat and Your Health - Health Canada
Extreme Heat - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care