With the continuation of triple-digit temperatures, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated.

Anyone outdoors for any length of time needs to remember a few things to avoid suffering from any unwanted heat-related illnesses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the first thing to do when confronted with soraing temps is to stay cool:

— wear lightweight, light colored clothing;

— stay indoors, if possible;

— schedule outdoor activities carefully, keeping in mind the hottest times of the day;

— pace yourself;

— wear sunscreen;

The second way to protect yourself is to stay hydrated:

— drink plenty of fluids, however stay away from sugary drinks;

— replace salt and minerals with sport beverages;

And finally, stay informed:

— check for updates in local media and online;

— know the signs of heat-related illness;

— keep an extra watch on those family members, friends and neighbors who are older than 65 years old or young children and infants.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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