We, New Englanders, are hard to please. One minute we’re complaining about the snow, the next we’re complaining about the heat. Ah, the joys of living in the Northeast!
Seriously, though, the heat can be just as dangerous as the ice and snow. The Center for Disease Control says that elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress. But, there’s no need to move further north, there are plenty of things that you can do to keep safe in the heat. The CDC recommends: drinking cool, non-alcoholic beverages, wearing light-weight clothing, taking a cool shower or bath, resting and avoiding strenuous activity, and staying cool indoors – perhaps the library, the mall, or a movie theater? And don’t forget to visit one of our Free Wellness Clinics. Our nurse, Michelle, can talk to you about more ways to stay healthy this summer. Just ‘click’ on the Community Services link, above, to find out more.
So, what are you doing to keep cool?