Tips for a Healthy Summer

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center wants you to enjoy a healthy happy summer. Our series of posts offer tips on how to avoid problems.

On Extremely Warm Days, Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness…

• Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level and don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Drink two-four glasses of cool, non-alcoholic fluids every hour. Picture of a glass of water
• Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar. These actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks because they can cause stomach cramps.
• Be sure to keep an eye on or check infants, young children and older neighbors or family members. They are especially susceptible to heat related illness.
• NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
• Make sure pets have access to water and shade.

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