Heat Tips

  1. Water / Food
  2. Pets
  3. Cars
  4. Clothing
  5. Outdoors
  6. Indoors
The following are tips about water and food in extreme heat.
  • Water is the best fluid to drink and it is important to consume water even when you are not thirsty.
  • Continue to drink fluids even after strenuous activity. This will enable the body to maintain optimum hydration and help prevent the after effects of heat exposure such as headaches and fatigue.
  • Avoid drinking liquids with large amounts of sugar, alcohol or caffeine products as they may dehydrate you further.
  • Avoid very cold beverages as they cause stomach cramps.
  • Do not take salt tablets unless directed by your doctor. Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body. These are necessary for your body and must be replaced.
  • Some medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may increase the risk of heat-related illness. Consult your physician if you have questions.