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No, it’s not your imagination, or latent global warming anxiety/guilt. OK maybe a little of the latter, but it is damn hot outside – at least here in the Southeastern US. With heat indexes in excess of 110 degrees Fahrenheit it’s important to keep cool.
Saundra Young, CNN’s senior medical news producer, advises the following:
- drink plenty of liquids
- wear light-colored, light-weight, loose-fitting clothing
- don’t consume too much alcohol or sugar (both dehydrate your body)
- avoid very cold drinks (can cause stomach cramps)
- limit outdoor activity to morning/evening hours and stay inside when possible
Related: researchers predict global warming will level off in the next couple years, then resume rising into the early 2010s producing record highs.