Four Tips to Reduce Loneliness Around the Holidays
Nanette McLain, Associate Director of Social Work, shares four tips to reduce loneliness around the holidays during #COVID19.
With summer fast approaching, remember that hot, humid weather can be a hazard to your health. In fact, hot weather causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. In hot and humid conditions, your body must work harder—just to maintain a normal temperature. Older adults and those with illnesses are at greater risk.
The good news is that heat-related illness and death can be prevented. There are simple steps you can take to keep from falling ill.
1. Stay Cool
Note: When the temperature outside is over 95 degrees, don’t use electric fans to try to stay cool. At this temperature, fans create a false sense of comfort, and do not reduce body temperature.
2. Stay Hydrated
3. Stay Protected
4. Watch for Signs of Heat Stress
On hot days, watch for signs of heat illness in yourself and others. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible on hot days. Signs of heat-related illness include:
If you feel sick and suspect it may be heat-related, sip a sports drink. Get medical help if you still don’t feel better. If you experience very high body temperature, rapid pulse, or dizziness it can be an emergency. Get medical help immediately.
By following these tips, you can reduce your risk of heat injury. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!
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