Tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2016 10:03:58 AM CDT

With high temperatures searing a large portion of the United States this week, click on for tips for staying cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

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Pace yourself

If you are not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, stop all activity. Get into a cool area or at least into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint.

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