Mornings with Dave & Jen

Heatwave Safety Tips
Heatwave Safety Tips

Whoa…it is HOT out there!

Here’s some Summer heat safety tips from

1) Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Both caffeine and alcohol can dehydrate the body by acting as diuretics. This is the last thing you need when temperatures soar.

2) Tone it down. Healthy people who are active during the day should limit the amount time they spend outside during peak heat hours, which generally span from 11AM to 2PM. Shift outdoor activities to the early morning or evening.

3) Don’t forget humidity. If you must work out outdoors, remember to check humidity levels, which can add several degrees to the heat index. “The environment is two-fold, it’s temperature and the humidity. If it was 85 degrees and low humidity, that’s a beautiful time to work out. If it is 85 degrees and greater than 70% humidity, then your body is going to have a hard time cooling off,” says Dr. Salvatore Pardo, the vice chairperson of the emergency department at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

4) Don’t leave kids or pets in cars. Even if you’re only going to be a few minutes, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise to above 100 degrees. Children and pets can’t sweat enough to cool off, so they are even more vulnerable to the rising temperatures in a closed car.

5) Check on the elderly. The elderly already have less tolerance to heat due to their age, and couple that with the fact that they typically take pills that can dehydrate the body, and some elderly patients may be even more vulnerable to the effects of hot temperatures.

Most importantly, take care of YOURSELF so you can help others survive!


Dave & Jen Podcasts


Screen Queen: Her “Turkeys” of 2015

Screenie’s biggest box office “turkeys” of 2015


Today’s Heroes: Meet the “Hug Lady”

Meet the woman who’s hugged more than 500,000 soldiers


Hollywood Dirt: Katy’s new Christmas single

Katy Perry has new music for the holidays


FREAK Files: A jilted wife’s ultimate revenge

A cheated-on woman exacts the ultimate revenge!


Money Talks: A Black Friday preview

We preview Black Friday…the good (and not so good) deals!

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

in Music

TOP 10: Count down this week’s hottest tracks


The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending Nov. 28.

in Entertainment

Anne Hathaway expecting first child


The Oscar winner is expecting her first child, according to reports.

in Black Friday, Lifestyle, National

Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.