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Remsa Health offers tips to stay cool during extreme heat

Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 7:43 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Remsa Health says there are steps you can take to keep cool and safe during extreme heat.

Adam Heinz said people need to pre-hydrate, drink lots of water, limit outdoor activity, take breaks if you’re outdoors, wear light loose fitted clothing, and sunblock. Remsa Health said to also check on older family and friends.

“Elderly people are sometimes on medications that predispose them to heat illnesses or reduce the ability to compensate.”

He added, “In the interim especially during the heat of the day consider going to the library and enjoy a book and cool air or maybe take a walk around the mall.”

“Those are things that get you out of your hot house, put you in a safe environment, and allows for those individuals particularly susceptible to these heat emergencies to stay cool.”

Heinz said if you’re getting cramps, a headache, feeling dizzy, or sweating a lot to go inside, hydrate, and cool down.

Remsa Health also wants to remind the public to not leave children and pets in their cars.

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