The Sacramento region is expecting triple-digit temperatures this week. The high temperatures can expose people to dehydration, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. UC Davis Health occupational and environmental medicine physician Sheri Belafsky, and sports medicine physician Brandee Waite, offer tips to beat the heat and stay cool and healthy.
- Drink before you’re thirsty. Thirst is often the first sign of dehydration. Belafsky recommends those who work outdoors drink one quart of water per hour. Those who work indoors should consider setting a “water alarm” to remind them to stay hydrated.