Clinical Corner

August 1, 2023
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Stay Cool.

It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather but take care to protect your health while out in the sun and heat. Stay cool. As we get older, our ability to produce sweat decreases and it’s easier to become over-heated.

Tips to Stay Cool
  • Try to keep outdoor activities to times of day when it is cooler (morning or evening)
  • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities in extreme heat conditions
  • Stay hydrated with water or other cool non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Drink regularly, not just when you feel thirsty
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing that wicks moisture away (cotton is a good choice)
  • Wear SPF 30 sunscreen, try wearing hats and stay in the shade.
  • Check your medications as some medications make it more difficult for your body to adapt to heat. These can include prescription medications and over-the-counter medications.
  • Review your prescriptions or check with your pharmacist for sun or heat risks.


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