It’s summertime in the city, and the living is easy. But the temperature can get hot! Follow these tips to keep your cool and stay safe.
- Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Drink lots of fluids—don’t wait until you’re thirsty. By then, you’re probably already dehydrated.
- On very hot days, don’t exercise or do strenuous activity outdoors, and avoid crowded places.
- Check local heat alerts online or on TV and radio reports.
No air-conditioning in your home?
Don’t rely on a fan as your only way to stay cool. Open windows during cooler parts of the morning and evening to create a cross breeze. Take cool showers and baths. And consider going to an air-conditioned place, such as a senior center, during the hottest part of the day.