For much of the country, stints of extreme heat continue to plague areas, making day-to-day life a challenge. The heat also brings an increased risk of heat-related illness, like heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Adriana Quinones-Camacho, MD, cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Health, shares some ways to beat the extreme heat with The New York Times.
Dr. Quinones-Camacho recommends staying hydrated and replenishing your fluids with a sports drink. “Think of it similar to running a marathon, with how much people can sweat on a day like today,” she says. Additionally, she recommends eating food that will help keep you cool such as fruits, and she advises to stay away from foods like soup that will actually warm your body.
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