Beat the Heat: 8 Essential Tips for Staying Safe and Comfortable During Summer 

Drink plenty of water and electrolyte-rich beverages like coconut water to stay hydrated and avoid dehydration 

Stay hydrated 

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays 

Wear sunscreen 

Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing to stay cool and protect your skin from the sun. 

Dress appropriately 

Avoid being outside during the hottest parts of the day, typically between 11 am and 3 pm. 

Stay indoors during peak sun hours 

If you have to be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors to rest and cool down 

Take frequent breaks 

Use fans and air conditioning to keep your home or office cool and comfortable. 

Use fans and air conditioning 

Brew your favorite herbal tea and let it cool, then add ice and a squeeze of lemon for a flavorful and healthful drink 

Eat light and hydrating foods 

Learn the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and seek medical attention if you or someone else experiences them 

Know the signs of heat-related illness