Featured Health Tips


We are now entering the time of Summer where the weather can be incredibly hot and potentially dangerous. NEW Health urges you to ensure the well-being of yourself and your loved ones by taking necessary precautions during this heatwave. Below are some tips for the heat so you and your family can stay safe and cool.

Tips for the Heat
  1. Stay Hydrated: Drinking water should always be a priority but especially in this weather. Most medical organizations suggest drinking 6-8 cups of water a day which should be your target during the heat wave.
  2. Create a cool environment: It is imperative to keep you and your home cool in extreme heat. Some options for this include running your air conditioning, taking cool baths or showers, use a fan, and apply ice packs or damp cloths to pulse points like your wrists, neck, and forehead.
  3. Wear Proper Clothing: Wearing loose-fitting and light clothing allows for more air circulation, provides more comfort, and maximizes sweat evaporation. Remember to apply sunscreen to make sure you’re also staying safe from the sun!
  4. Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses: Be aware of symptoms such as heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Severe symptoms include confusion, high body temperature, and unconsciousness.
  5. Limit Outdoor Activity: Postpone outdoor games and exercise if possible. If you need to be active, do so during the coolest parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening, stay in the shade, and take frequent breaks.

You can get some additional tips for the heat by from the American Red Cross by clicking here. For additional information in the City of Boston, such as nearby cooling centers, click here.

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