Staying Safe In The Heat And Humidity

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Updated: 7/10/2013 6:52 pm
Working or playing outside in the afternoon can be dangerous in the warm and muggy weather, especially for the young and the old.

To help you stay cool, your body sweats. Once your sweat evaporates, it cools your body down. When it's humid outside, your sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly, meaning you're losing liquids, but not cooling down.

That scenario can be dangerous, so doctors recommend drinking water before you start any activities outside and continue drinking to replace the liquids you lose.

Drinks with caffeine and alcoholic beverages should be avoided since they help to dehydrate the body.

For clothing, officials recommend wearing lightweight clothing and light-colored outfits.

If you have to work outside, the work should be done early or late to avoid the hottest part of the afternoon.
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