In case you haven’t noticed, it is hot outside.
Y it is only going to get worse.
According to the National Weather Service, Los Angeles will be experiencing a heat wave this week with temperatures expected to reach close to 100 degrees.
Besides the hot temperatures, there will also be strong winds. This has caused red flag warnings and a higher chance of fires.
The hottest days are scheduled to be Tuesday through Friday, with highs 15 to 20 degrees higher than usual.
Hot and dry weather can cause illnesses, injuries and even deaths, según the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While Mother Nature can’t be beat, there are some things we can do to stay cool and hydrated during hot weather.
Here are 5 ways to stay cool in the heat wave, as suggested by the CDC:
Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as possible
Only go outside if you really have to. If you don’t have to be outside, don’t take it for granted and be sure to stay in an area that has an AC.
Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty
Load up on H20. Even when you are not thirsty, be sure to always have a bottle of water handy and drink as much water as possible to avoid dehydration.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and sunscreen
Protect your skin from the sun’s hot rays by putting on some sunscreen before you head outside. Also, don’t wear heavy or dark-colored clothing that can exhaust you and increase your chances of dehydration.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully
The hottest part of the day is always in the mid morning and early afternoon so try to schedule outdoor activities such as workouts at other times. Experts suggest doing your outdoor activities early in the morning or in the afternoon once the temperatures go down.
Take cool showers or baths to cool down
For those who like to take warm baths and/or showers, you might have to suffer a little bit this week. It is advised that cool showers are taken to cool down the body instead of hot ones that will make the body feel hotter than usual.