Stay Cool and Hydrated During High Temps
Several fun events are taking place this weekend, including the Jackson Jubilee and the Faster Horses Music Festival. No matter what event you plan on attending this weekend, the dangerous heat in the forecast means that drinking alcohol may multiply that danger.
According to WILX News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, medical officials at Sparrow suggest that those drinking alcohol pace themselves. They say to drink slowly and to take breaks because alcohol can actually increase the risk of dehydration. Even though you're drinking something, alcohol is a dietetic, so it's really important to also drink plenty of water.
If you do start to overheat, medical experts say to avoid ice cold water because that can be hard on your digestive system. If you're overheated and drink ice water, the mismatch of temperatures can shock your body and cause stomach pain. You can find more information on the WILX website.