Limit activities to the coolest part of the day (4 a.m.-7 a.m.).
Rest often in shade.
If active between 11a.m. and 4p.m., drink at least one quart of water every hour.
Stay in air-conditioned areas, if possible.
If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor, away from sunshine, and go to a publicly air-conditioned area in the hottest part of the day.
Have a buddy system where relatives, neighbors, or friends check on each other.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and wide-brimmed hat.
Wear sunscreen that is SPF 15 or higher and apply 30 minutes before going outdoors. Re-apply regularly
Drink plenty of water often to help your body stay cool.
Drink plenty of water, even if you don't feel thirsty.
Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine, which worsen the effects heat has on your body.
Never leave an infant, child or pet unattended in parked vehicles.
Eat small meals often.
Avoid foods that are high in protein or salt.
Avoid using illicit drugs (such as cocaine, amphetamines, and methamphetamines).
If your heart begins to pound, or if you become light-headed, confused, weak or faint, stop all activity and get assistance immediately. (Source: Arizona Department of Health Services and City of Tempe)
Heat Stroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles
By mid-July 2013, there were 23 children who died of a heatstroke after being left in a vehicle
In 2012, 33 children died across the country from hyperthermia in a vehicle.
Arizona has the third most hyperthermia deaths in vehicles in the nation.
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