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Stay Hydrated this Summer

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GREAT FALLS -

While you're out enjoying the sun, the city county health department wants you to get into the habit of wetting your whistle throughout the day to prevent heat stress.

Preparedness and Communication Officer Tanya Houston said," Heat stress is something we refer to, to cover all types of heat related illnesses. All of which have similar symptoms."

Some of the most commons signs of heat stress include elevated body temperature, fatigue, light headedness, or confusion. Tech  has a few tips on how to prevent your chance of developing any heat related illnesses.

"Wearing loose fitting and light colored clothing," Houston said. "Doing more strenuous activities during the cooler parts of the day or in the shade if possible, making sure that they're very hydrated and avoiding caffeine drinks or alcohol."

Children should also be protected from extensive heat by drinking water throughout the day, playing in the shade or limit outdoor activities to the morning and evening...or making a trip to the pool. Parents are advised to have their children use caution with playground equipment as it can get hot enough to cause burns.

"They can be dry susceptible to it so dressing them in those light colored, loose fit clothing, things like that. Making sure to keep them hydrated," Houston said.

It's not only important to stay hydrated, but to protect your skin as well. Use at least SPF 15 to prevent exposure to harmful UV rays.

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