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15 tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 09:51:27 AM CDT

The heat is on across the country. Learn how to stay cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

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Drink plenty of fluids

During hot weather you will need to increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. During heavy exercise in a hot environment, drink two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids each hour.

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