Safety Rules for Heat

An Excessive Heat Warning as well as a Heat Advisory have been issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville, Kentucky.  The following safety tips are being provided in hope that the broadcast media frequently will broadcast these messages while the high temperatures affect their area.

1.)  Slow down.  Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, usually between 11 AM and 5 PM.

2.)  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

3.)  Foods, such as proteins, that increase metabolic heat production and water loss should be avoided.

4.)  Drink plenty of water!  Drink water even if you do not yet feel thirsty.

5.)  Avoid alcoholic beverages.

6.)  Do not increase your salt intake unless directed by a physician.

7.)  Spend as much time in air conditioning as possible.

8.)  Stay out of the sun as much as possible.  Sunburn will make it that much more difficult for your body to dissipate heat.  When spending time in the sun, use a sunscreen with a high SPF.

If suffering symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, get medical attention immediately.

Contact your local National Weather Service office for more information on heat and heat-related disorders.

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