Protecting Yourself from Extreme Heat

Being physically active provides many health benefits, but during extreme heat it can put you at risk even if you are healthy.

Your risk increases if you have:

  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Heart problems;
  • A mental illness such as depression;
  • Hypertension; or
  • Kidney problems.

If you are taking medication or have a health condition, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it increases your health risk in the heat and follow their recommendations.

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