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July 6, 2016

How to stay cool with Dr. Tang

Hot weather isn’t just uncomfortable. If you don’t take care of yourself when the mercury rises, it can be downright dangerous.

Check out these helpful tips on how to stay cool in hot weather from Hamilton General Hospital’s Dr. Jennifer Tang.

Make sure to watch to the end of the video for signs of heat related illness you should look out for!

How to stay cool on a hot day

  • Stay inside during hot midday hours and avoid strenuous activity.
  • Wear light, breathable clothing.
  • Go for a swim in your community pool or visit an air conditioned community centre.
  • Drink lots of cool water!

Visit the nearest emergency department if you feel unwell and experience these signs of heat related illness:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • headache
  • fainting
  • breathing problems
  • rapid heartbeat
  • chest pain