Tips and Tricks for the Hot Summer Ahead
6/20/2012 (Updated 11:29:13 PM)A dip in the pool isn't the only way to beat the heat.
The American Red Cross suggests wearing loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
You should also stay hydrated, stay indoors when possible, and slow down and avoid strenuous activity.
Here's a new one eat smaller meals more often.
Also avoid high-protein foods since they increase metabolic heat.
"Think about your neighbors. If they're elderly people or younger children, check on your neighbors. It's a great time to check in and say, 'Hey, do you have everything you need? Are you drinking water? Do you have your fans going," said Shelley Bierwiler from the Southern Tier Red Cross.
Bierwiler says heavy sweat, headaches, and nausea can be signs of heat exhaustion.
Meanwhile, if you feel very hot and have a headache, but you are not sweating you might have heat stroke, and you should get medical help immediately.
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