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Being physically active is important, but the combination of high temperatures and humidity can put your body at risk for heat-related health emergencies.
The National Weather Service recommends some simple measures to take during extreme heat to reduce health risks:
- Drink plenty of water, and not just when you feel thirsty.
- Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
- Take breaks in a cool, shaded area.
- Minimized time spent outdoors in direct sun and when temperatures are at their peak.
- Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car, even with a window partially open.
You can find more information at weather.gov.
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