• Drink plenty of fluids but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. Do not wait until you are thirsty. Start drinking fluids 30 minutes before going out.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early morning or evening when the temperature is lower.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Wear sunscreen SPF 15 or higher, wide-brimmed hats and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Check with a doctor about the effects of sun and heat when taking prescription drugs, especially diuretics or antihistamines.
  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing. Shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella.
  • Check frequently on the elderly and others who made need help.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed, parked vehicle in hot weather.