Heat and humidity pose health risk in SK
For the most part people in Saskatchewan enjoy the heat as a welcome break, but when temperatures climb above 30 degrees Celsius or 93 degrees Farenheit it can affect your health.
Shannon Heintz with Prairie North Health Region says in the worst heat of the afternoon, people should find a cool spot and stick to it.
"If you don't have to go out, that's probably the best thing," she said. "Stay well hydrated with lots of water and if you do have to go out ensure that you are wearing sunscreen as well as a hat."
For any runners out there, Heintz recommends either going in the morning or holding off until it cools down in the evening.
Heintz described several symptoms you should be on the alert for if you are outside.
"If you're out doing stuff and you're sweating more than normal, if you get a headache that is just not going away, if you're feeling nauseus, sick to your stomach, if you begin vomiting, if you feel light-headed at all or any muscle cramps or aches," she listed what happens to the body when it's exposed to too much heat.
She added that this kind of heat is especially hard on the very young and elderly.
"They tend to get over-heated a lot quicker, their systems just aren't the same," Heintz explained.
While it's understandable to enjoy the heat while it lasts, it's just not healthy to be out in the sun for too long.
Currently the humidity is at 80 per cent in some parts of the province and Environment Canada is warning people that the UV index is very high.
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Edited by CJME's Adriana Christianson