How to Stay Cool in Florida’s Summer Heat

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        Whether you are exercising, going to a themed park, or attending an outdoor event, it is important to know how to stay cool in this summer heat. Not only does Florida’s summer weather make it uncomfortable to go outside, but it can also cause health issues that can lead to hospitalization. Being outside in such heat can cause your body temperature to rise to dangerous levels and can lead to a deadly heatstroke. If you or anyone else is experiencing heat cramps, dizziness, confusion, or strange behavior, it is best to get indoors where it is cooler and seek medical attention.

        Though sometimes it is difficult to avoid, there are some things you can do to prevent such medical issues. One thing you can do is to stay hydrated by drinking a good amount of water or a sport’s drink. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol will help you stay hydrated. Also, what you are wearing can affect how you deal with summer heat. It is best to wear loose-fitting and light colored clothing to help keep you cool. If you are going to an outdoor event, it might be smart to bring a small, battery-powered fan. Eating snacks such as cool fruit will also keep you from getting too hot during these Florida summer days.

        No matter what you are doing outside in this hot weather, remember these tips to keep you comfortable and healthy. In addition to providing you with such tips and information, we at Westgate-Jones are able to fulfill your insurance needs. If you are interested in purchasing an insurance policy, personal or commercial, contact us today at 352-787-7548.

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