5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Cool this Summer
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids.
Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing to allow air to circulate.
Avoid being outside during the hottest parts of the day, typically from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Use fans or air conditioning to stay cool indoors.
Eat light, refreshing meals such as salads and fruits to avoid feeling sluggish.
Bonus Tip – Dehydration can make medications harder to take, and therefore the most important tip is staying hydrated!
Why is heat dangerous for seniors?
Heat can be dangerous for seniors because as we age, our bodies become less efficient at regulating temperature and we can become more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Additionally, some medications and health conditions can make it harder for seniors to regulate their body temperature.
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