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Tips to Stay Cool in the Hot Summer Sun
Updated: Tuesday, July 16 2013, 07:33 PM CDT
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--With temperatures well into the 90s and feeling like 100s, many Iowans may choose to stay in the air conditioning.
If you have to go outside though, you're going to want to take a few steps to stay cool and safe.
In hot summer days like this, everyone young and old looks for the best way to cool down.
It's why Debra Voelker brought her grandkids to the park.
"I brought a jug of water with us today just so we have a lot of ice water,” she said.
Still, staying cool usually begins way before going out into the sunlight.
"They've got to start hydrating before they get there. If they think that they are hydrated enough when they get there they are going to be wrong,” St. Luke’s physician Dr. Anthony Carter.
The most popular way to stay hydrated is to drink lots of the right type of liquid.
That means water is in and alcohol or caffeine is out.
"They need to drink Gatorades or sport drinks that types of thing and stay away from the other objects that's going to dehydrate them further,” said Dr. Carter.
Also never leave children or pets in the car.
The inside temperature of car can reach up to 120 degrees and the humidity only makes things worse.
"You think you're doing okay when actually it's just vapor and you're sweating as much as you think,” he said.
You need to watch out for heat cramp, which is pains in your leg or sick to your stomach.
There’s also heat exhaustion like feeling light-headed or dizzy.
Both require getting into a cooler place as soon as possible.
Those who exercise should also wait until its cooler out before heating up their bodies.
The best advice as always is to stay indoors. Anyone making rounds outdoors should wear bright color because lighter colors reflect the sun while darker colors absorb it.