Those Who Work, Play Outside Keeping Heat Safety in Mind

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- We'll see a bit of cool down this week, but we've been dealing with some pretty high temps and there's plenty of summer left for them to return.

That's why those who work or play outside need to keep tips in mind to stay safe and healthy in the heat.

The most important of those include staying hydrated, avoiding caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, taking breaks and wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing.

However, even those who know what to do still feel the effects of extreme heat from time to time.

"My regular job is a delivery driver, so I'm in and out of the cab all the time. So getting cooled off and coming back out and sweating again, I feel like I'm about to throw up every day. But you have to keep your fluids in in order to keep hydrated," Brandon Thomas

He said he keeps sports drinks on hand when he knows he'll be outside, and takes a seat in the shade if he starts feeling symptoms of heat exhaustion.

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