The summer time is enjoyed by people of all ages. But the elderly and the children can suffer some major medical issues during these extremely hot months of summer. Children love to play and run out side, they get so distracted with their activities that it is easy for them to not drink enough fluids. On the other hand, the elderly people can become over-heated from working out in the yard. These are just a few examples of how the young and the old can be effected.
Things we should do for children: provide them with plenty of water to keep them from becoming dehydrated. During the heat of the day, it is best to stay inside where it is air-conditioned. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion with a high rating. When around water, always have a life jacket on the child and never leave unattended.
The elderly also need to drink water to help avoid dehydration. Avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day(mid-afternoon). Schedule any outside work either early morning hours and late in the evening. Stay inside with air conditioned to avoid having a heat stroke.