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Hot Weather Tips

Tips to Keep Cool and Protect Yourself from the Heat: 

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  • Drink plenty of liquids: Drink liquids such as water and sports drinks even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid liquids that have alcohol, caffeine or lots of sugar because they will speed up fluid loss.

  • Limit physical activity: Avoid physical activity during the hottest time of the day, typically between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Stay in air-conditioned areas: Spend a few hours in air-conditioned places like malls, libraries, movie theatres and community centers to help keep your body cool.

  • Cool off by taking a cool bath or shower: If you feel very hot, cool off by taking a cool bath or shower. Do not cool children in alcohol baths. Cool, plain water baths or moist towels work best.

  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing: Keep cool in lightweight, light-colored, and loose fitting clothing such as cotton, so sweat can evaporate.

  • Never leave anyone or pets in closed, parked cars: Do not leave people or pets locked inside a closed, parked car.

  • Do not bundle babies in blankets or heavy clothing: Infants do not tolerate heat well because their sweat glands are not fully developed.

  • Cover Your Head: Wear a wide-brimmed, vented hat or use an umbrella when outdoors because your head absorbs heat easily.

  • Wear Sunglasses and Sunscreen: Put on sunglasses and sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outdoors.

  • Rest often in shady areas: Find shady places to rest and cool down when outdoors.

Heat Related Illness Fact Sheets & Hot Weather Posters Downloads:


Poster: Hot Weather Safety Tips (Vietnamese)
Fact Sheet: Heat-Related Illness (Vietnamese)​​  ​​

Last updated: 9/26/2017 5:52 PM