STATEWIDE — With the hot temperatures outside and added humidity, it’s important to be mindful of overheating.
One local medical doctor said it’s important to find shade, use sunscreen, and wear loose-fitting clothing to combat the heat.
Additionally, Kristopher O’Connell, O.D., said it is important to take safety precautions when exercising.
“Try not to be too active. Try to take breaks if you’re exercising. Drink plenty of fluids water or sports drinks. Even if you don’t feel thirsty at first, it’s important to [be] prophylactically doing these before a big workout. Especially in hot weather,” he said.
O’Connell said typically athletes are most at risk but due to the pandemic, there have been fewer incidents than in past years.
However, the elderly population is especially at risk when in direct sunlight.
O’Connell said if you suspect yourself or someone you know is overheating do not hesitate to call 911.