August 6, 2003
Beating the Heat
How to stay healthy during a heat wave
(HealthDayNews) -- Sweltering heat and high humidity can pose health problems, especially among older people and young children.
The government of Michigan offers these cooling down tips:
- Stay out of direct sunlight.
- Keep outdoor activities to a minimum, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes made from fabric that absorbs perspiration.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Take lukewarm baths.
- Recognize early signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. They include headache, feelings of weakness and dizziness -- usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting.