1. Be aware of the heat. Pay attention to it and modify your activities appropriately.
2. Pay attention to your hydration status and be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
3. Try to stay in relatively cool areas, even when outside. Many public places, such as libraries, shopping malls and movie theatres, are air conditioned.
4. Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars. Never leave children unattended in a car parked in the sun.
5. Use a fan, if available.
6. Stay on the lowest floor of your building.
7. Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals.
8. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
9. Cover windows that receive a significant amount of sun with drapes or shades to help keep your house cool.
10. Weather stripping and proper insulation will keep cool air inside your home.
11. Cool beverages are good for cooling down the body, while alcoholic drinks can impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.
*tips excerpt from “12 Heat Safety Tips for the Summer Heat Wave” by Michael Murray 7/21/2011 – ABC News