Tips: How to Prepare for the Warm Weather
Posted on 05/22/2013 11:10 am
As the season changes from spring to summer, temperatures will begin to rise, and it is important to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, injuries or emergencies.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to extreme heat can lead to: heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke. Symptoms of a heat-related illness may include fatigue, nausea, headaches, muscle aches and cramps, weakness, fainting and dizziness in addition to other possible symptoms.
You can protect yourself in extreme heat by:
- Staying out of direct sunlight
- Wearing light and loose-fitting clothing
- Wearing a hat and UV-rated eye protection
- Applying SPF sun block
- Avoiding over exertion and excessive activity
- Avoiding exercise during the hottest part of the day (typically from 12:00pm-2:00pm)
- Staying hydrated- drinking at least 8oz. of water per day and more if you are exercising and working up a sweat.
For more information about how to prepare for the heat and prevent heat-related illnesses please refer visit: www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/heat.