Meteorologist Mike Boyce spoke with medical professionals today about ways to stay cool as temperatures rise, approaching the triple digits!
Dr. Benjamin Ha, a family physician with Kaiser Permanente, recommends avoiding exercising during the hottest hours of the day (typically 10 a.m - 3 p.m) when temperatures can be most threatening to your health.
The Center for Disease Control has several tips for staying cool as the weather in Kern County heats up.
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
- Find an air-conditioned shelter.
- Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
- Avoid direct sunlight.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Take cool showers or baths.
- Check on those most at-risk twice a day.
- Drink more water than usual.
- Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
- Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
- Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
- Remind others to drink enough water.
- Check local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips.
- Learn the symptoms of heat illness.
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