Things are about to heat up

Spring is here, and it’s about to feel like summer.

Meteorologists predict temperatures will climb into the 90s this weekend. While a far better forecast than last weekend, the heat still poses a threat. Stay cool with a few of our pointers.

  • Stay clued in to not only the temperature, but to the heat index as well – the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined. Exposure to direct sunlight can increase the heat index by as much as 15° F. Yowzas, right?
  • Keep an eye on vulnerable neighbors. Those who are elderly, young, sick or overweight are more likely to become victims of excessive heat.
  • No air conditioning? No problem. Head to a mall, or check in with your local government to see where cooling stations are located.
  • Got an animal? It needs to stay cool, too. Be sure to provide enough water and shade for your beloved pet.
  • Wet your whistle. Stay hydrated, and avoid caffeine or alcohol.
  •  Avoid strenuous exercise. Eat small meals more often.
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