- It’s recommended that you drink about 2 to 4 cups of water every hour if you’re outside or doing strenuous activity. Drinking drinks that have electrolytes in it (like Gatorade) are helpful as well.
- If you eat, try eating something with salt in it.
- Drinking alcohol will pretty much do the opposite of what you need to do to prevent heatstroke.
- Don’t wear a hat (as hats keep your heat in) and wear something that doesn’t cling to your body or that is tight. Let your skin breathe.
Characteristics of dehydration or heatstroke:
- Not sweating even though you’re really hot.
- Leg, arm or back cramps.
- Vomiting, headache, fatigue or dizziness.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Quickly feeling irritable, tired and confused.