Oct 14, 2006 · Method 2 Preventing Sunstroke 1. Know who is at risk. The elderly, workers in hot environments, obese, diabetics, 2. Pay attention to the weather. If the heat index is above 90 degree fahrenheit or close to it, 3. Stay out of direct sunlight. Take frequent breaks and find shady areas if 100%(6). If you must go outdoors, you can prevent heat stroke by taking these steps: Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, and a wide-brimmed hat. Use a sunscreen with a sun protection Author: Rick Ansorge.
To help prevent heat exhaustion or heatstroke: drink plenty of cold drinks, especially when exercising. take cool baths or showers. wear light-coloured, loose clothing. sprinkle water over skin or clothes. avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm. avoid excess alcohol. avoid extreme exercise. Anyone can get sunstroke, but some people are more susceptible than others. Children under 5 and seniors over 65 are at greater risk, as are adults who are obese or underweight. Some health conditions also increase risk. People with diabetes, hypertension, heart or kidney disease, or respiratory problems should be extra careful.