7 Tips To Survive A Heat Wave

Don't sweat when the temperature soars -- try these tips to cool down (8 Photos)

iVillage Staff on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:48PM

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7 Tips To Survive A Heat Wave

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Get Relief from Sizzling Temperatures

Heat exhaustion occurs as your body temperature rises, preventing perspiration and leading to thirst, fatigue, and leg and abdominal cramps. Children, seniors and people who are obese are especially vulnerable to the sun’s effects. Steps to stay cool:

*Drink plenty of water or other fluids
*Sit under an umbrella or other shade
*Wear a wide-brimmed hat
*Avoid alcohol and caffeine

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