Tips for Keeping Cool

It is hot out and the elderly are not the only ones you need to watch out for.

Experts say when it is hot like this, kids especially those four and under, are more susceptible to hyperthermia.

Health experts say it is because kids don't always drink enough liquids to replace the fluid they lose in sweat. They may instead ignore their thirst. But Parents can make sure their kids stay healthy while sweating out this heat wave.

Experts recommend making your child drink a glass of water before going outdoors to play or practice at sports camps. You should also dress your children lightly. Children should wear loose fitting light colored clothing.

Experts say look for the high-tech fabrics that are designed to draw sweat away from the skin, and allow it to evaporate.

Finally, Parents should limit their child's outdoor activities to before 12 p.m., and after 4 p.m.

And if you are looking for a place to cool down, cooling centers around Mid-Michigan will be open again Wednesday.

There were also new ones added to the list. In Jackson the Potter Center at Jackson Community College.

The Potter Center is open Wednesday until 5 p.m. and will serve light refreshments.

JTA buses will be running all afternoon out to the Potter Center to take those who wish to cool off at JCC. In Ionia County, The American Red Cross opens a cooling center at Lakewood Middle School in Woodland. The cooling center will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday night.


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