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Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids

The easiest way to keep from becoming sick in the heat is to avoid the outdoors in extreme temperatures or during the time of day when the sun is the hottest. The ARC offers the following additional tips to stay healthy in the summer heat:

  • Change your activity level according to the heat.
  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Dress appropriately for the environment.
  • Drink large amounts of fluids before, during, and after activity.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends water as the best fluid for children to drink to stay properly hydrated. Sports drinks often contain unhealthy amounts of sugar and caffeine and can do more harm than good.

It is important to remember that heat-related illnesses can be fatal. For more information on symptoms and treatments, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the American Red Cross.



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