Residents reminded to stay hydrated amidst severe heat

Residents reminded to stay hydrated amidst severe heat Photo courtesy of UPMC

With a heat advisory now in effect, local physicians are offering advice to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Each year there are millions of cases related to heat stroke and exhaustion reported throughout the U.S. According to the EPA the population of Americans with the highest number of reported cases are adults aged 65 and above.

Bhavini Gopaldas of Flint Hills Community Health Center explains why this is.

 

While hydration is vital during outdoor activities such as exercising, gardening or simply going for a walk, Gopaldas says it's just as important to prepare before ever leaving the house.

 

Residents should also maintain a diet rich in fruits and vegetables which contain fluids and electrolytes such as bananas, apples and watermelon. For more tips on how to beat the heat contact Flint Hills Community Health Center at 620-342-4864.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:56

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