Heat safety measures can help prevent or decrease the risk
of a heat-related illness. These measures include:
Acclimating to the heat by gradually increasing
your exposure to physical activity in the heat. It may take 10 to 14 days to
Being well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water
before, during, and after you are active. This is very important when it's hot
out and when you do intense exercise. Drink
8 fl oz (250 mL) of water
before being active in the heat. Continue to drink moderate amounts of fluid
every 15 to 20 minutes during the activity.
that is light-colored, lightweight, single-layered, and absorbent, allowing
your body's sweat to evaporate.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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