How you can beat the heat and stay safe

How you can beat the heat and stay safe

MARQUETTE — The high temperatures and humidity can be very dangerous to anyone who actively works or plays outdoors.

There are a couple of ways to beat the heat. Staying in the shade and drinking plenty of water goes a long way in keeping your body hydrated and cool.

The U.P.’s current heat wave is especially dangerous for seniors and children.

“From excessive heat, people can experience dizziness, headache, fatigue. If they’re getting dehydrated they can have decreased urine, so you need to make sure that you’re drinking enough,” said Dr. David Shahbazi of the Peninsula Medical Center.

“If you’re outside and it’s this hot out, you might need to drink 2–3 times the amount of fluid you normally do,” he added.

Dr. Shahbazi added that one of the best ways to cool off is to get yourself wet and then stand in front of a fan.

This heat wave isn’t expected to last too much longer. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70’s for highs next week.