Cool, Cool Summer
Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are dangerous and can happen to
all ages. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating,
weakness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, headache, a fast heartbeat
and dark-colored urine. If you notice these, you need to seek
To prevent heat-related illness, follow these tips from the
American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Wear sunscreen and lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
- Drink water throughout the day and drink extra before going
- Shade yourself with a wide-brimmed hat or an umbrella.
- Limit caffeine and alcohol while in the sun.
- Take frequent breaks from outdoor activities, preferably in an