Welcome to the surface of the sun! This week in New York is going to be dangerously hot, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you stay safe!
First–drink water. Carry a water bottle with you. All the time. If you are feeling thirsty, then you are already dehydrated! And while water is the best thing you can drink, anything is better than nothing–please stay hydrated. Drink slowly but frequently to give your body time to absorb the water.
Second–enjoy the air conditioning available at every NYU building. If you’re going to be outside, then stick to the shade, and definitely avoid strenuous activities while it’s hot outside.
Third–if you start to feel poorly, please reach out for help! Tell your PA, call or visit the NYU Health Center, or seek medical attention The symptoms of heat exhaustion include feeling tired, weak, or dizzy, sweating heavily, nausea and vomiting, and pale skin. Signs of heat stroke include confusion or an altered mental state, nausea, red and hot skin, being unable to sweat, a throbbing headache, and/or fainting.
Please also keep an eye on your peers. If they appear to be sick or in need of medical attention, help them get the assistance that they need!