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Each weekday morning Tom and Maria pass along a KOOL health tip!

 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

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img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Be aware of the heat. Pay attention to it and modify your activities appropriately.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Pay attention to your hydration status and be sure to drink plenty of fluids.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Try to stay in relatively cool areas, even when outside. Many public places, such as libraries, shopping malls and movie theatres, are air conditioned.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars. Never leave children unattended in a car parked in the sun.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Use a fan, if available.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Stay on the lowest floor of your building.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Cover windows that receive a significant amount of sun with drapes or shades to help keep your house cool.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Weather stripping and proper insulation will keep cool air inside your home.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Cool beverages are good for cooling down the body, while alcoholic drinks can impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.

8 Signs of Heat Overexposure

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Heavy sweating — though if heat stroke sets in, the body can no longer compensate and stops sweating.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Pale skin.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Muscle cramps.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Feeling tired and weak.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Altered mental status (confusion or disorientation).

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Headache.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Becoming semi-conscious or passing out.

img bullet bluedot Feeling Kool Nausea or vomiting.

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