Keep Your Cool

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We have already enjoyed some very hot days and it is only June! How will you keep cool? Here are some tips from the Louisiana Department of Health.

You can lessen your risk of a heat illness by the following:

Wear loose, lightweight, light colored clothing.
Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
Do not rely on a fan as the only way to stay cool.
Drink more water than usual. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water. (If you doctor limits the amount of fluids you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink.)
Do not engage in physical activities during the heat of the day.
Stay tuned to your local news for extreme heat alerts.

Remember to check on your friends and neighbors, especially persons living alone. Keep each other safe.

These 6 Tips are printed on a refrigerator magnet. You can pick up one at the Council on Aging on Front Street.

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