Preventing heat illness

It is very important to remember to:

  • Maintain proper hydration levels. By the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated!
  • Limit exposure when it is hot and humid, take frequent breaks and lower the level of intensity during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Dress appropriately and wear a hat and sun glasses.
  • Use and reapply sunscreen as needed.
Please note that the young and the elderly are more at risk of suffering from heat illness and need to be monitored closely.