TYLER — Triple digit heat means triple the threat of heat-related illness including stroke, exhaustion, and even death. But there are ways for you to keep cool and hydrated this summer, to avoid going to the emergency room.
Here are some tips:
Always wear something that gives you shade, like a big brim hat, if you're planning to be in full sun.
Always drink water, even if you aren't thirsty, while sweating outside.
Try to drink something with electrolytes, this will replace sodium and minerals that are lost in sweat.
If working outdoors in the heat, try to work early in the morning, then finish your work in the shade or towards evening hours.
Eat something light before you exercise or work outdoors, but avoid heavy meals.
Eat fruits, veggies, protein, and complex carbohydrates, these help to hydrate you.
If you feel faint, dizzy or nauseous get into air conditioning or a cool environment immediately... then call 911 if these problems persist.
Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com