By Ren Carter of Cedar Creek Senior Living
According to the National Weather Service, heat is the No. 1 weather-related health hazard in the United States, a fact of which we should be well aware. Summers in Madera are hot.
If you or a senior loved one spend time outside during the summer, alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times (early morning or late evening). If you can’t change the time of your workout, scale it down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead of running, or decreasing your level of exertion.
Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.
Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors. Add a few sprigs of fresh mint or lavender for added refreshment. Spray chilled citrusscented or flowery body spray; don’t use vanilla, as it tends to make you feel warm...