Marsha Alexander, Housing and Environmental Design Specialist, Jackson County, University of Missouri Extension
During times of extreme heat, it is very important to take care of yourself. Older people and the very young have a harder time coping with hot weather. Here are some tips for keeping cool and staying healthy.
- Stay in the coolest place possible. If you don’t have air conditioning, go to a public building during the hottest part of the day.
- It is important to drink plenty of water or other cold beverages. Avoid alcohol or caffeinated beverages as they contribute to dehydration.
- Wear loose fitting, lightweight natural fiber clothing that is also light in color.
The summertime heat and humidity has many homeowners and renters concerned with their utility bills and looking for ways to reduce usage while staying comfortable…
For strategies that will help cool down your home while saving energy dollars, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/