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Staying Safe in Hot Weather

Older adults may be more likely to have heat-related health problems. Being hot for too long can cause hyperthermia — a heat-related illness. Learn more about the signs of hyperthermia and how to prevent hot-weather illness.

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Transcript

Staying Safe in Hot Weather

Watch for these signs of hyperthermia:

  • Dizziness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling in your ankles and feet
  • Nausea and weakness
  • Rapid pulse

Tips to prevent hot-weather illness:

  • Drink liquids
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol
  • Wear light-colored, loose fitting clothes
  • If it's too hot, try exercising indoors

Learn more about staying safe in hot weather.