THE HOT WEATHER CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE.
BUT, IT CAN ALSO POSE A HEALTH RISK.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT -- TO
EXPLAIN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS
IT ALL STARTS WITH WATER!
WHEN THE TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 90 DEGREES.
YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING A GALLON OF WATER EACH DAY.
THAT'S ABOUT 16 GLASSES!
WHILE IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT, IT'S A KEY STEP TO STAYING
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THESE KIDS MIGHT BE YOUNG, BUT THEY'VE MASTERED THE
ART OF COOLING OFF.
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PUT ON YOUR BATHING SUIT AND RUN AROUND IN THE WATER.
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BUT LET'S FACE IT.
MOST OF US PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO GET INTO OUR SUITS
-- IN PUBLIC --- AND DART IN AND OUT OF THE ICONIC
RIVERFRONT PARK FOUNTAIN.
REST ASSURED THOUGH - KIM PAPICH IS HERE TO HELP US
NAVIGATE THE TOASTY TEMPS.
The heat is here and the health district really relys
on protecting people's health and making sure they
are taking all the prevention steps they can
FIRST, DRINK LOTS OF WATER OR FRUIT AND VEGTABLE JUICES.
TRY TO AVOID CAFFEFINE OR ALCHOL.
AND - WEAR LOOSE-FITTING, LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHES.
If you exercise a lot, make sure to do that to early
mornings or late in the evening.
When the peak of the heat is done
PAPICH HOPES PEOPLE FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO AVOID A
What we are worried about with heat exhaustion is
muscle crapping, faintness, vomiting, that clamely
Those are all some of the signs that someone is suffering
from heat exhastion
HEAT EXHASTION CAN RAPIDLY LEAD TO HEAT STROKE --
WHICH CAN BE LIFE THREATENING.
Heat stroke is when the body isn't able to regulate
its own temp, often you will see a temp of 103 or
high, nasuea, vomiting, passing out, that is considered
a medical emergency
SO REMEMBER TO BE SMART IN THE SUN!
DRINK YOUR H20 AND IF YOU START TO FEEL FAINT, GET
TO A COOL PLACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
IF ALL ELSE FALLS, JUST RUN INTO THE FOUNTAIN.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A-C AT YOUR HOME.
TRY TO SPEND SOME OF YOUR DAY IN A COOL PLACE LIKE
A SHOPPING MALL OR THE MOVIE THEATER.