Good morning, I hope you're kicking off your weekend on the Good foot.

Just a friendly heads up, if you don't have any plans this weekend, make some

it's going to be a scorcher.

Meteorologist are calling for a high of 27 feeling like 34 today.

Saturday sunshine and 30 feeling like 36

Wrapping up the weekend Sunday 32 feeling like 41

if you're looking for ways to beat the heat, Toronto and the surrounding areas has an abundance of outdoor swimming pools that are going to be open all weekend for you to cool off.

Click this link here for your city of Toronto pool map.

During extreme heat it is easy to become dehydrated or for your body to overheat.

If this happens, you may develop heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can result in permanent damage to your vital organs, or even death, if not treated immediately.

Extreme heat can also make existing medical conditions worse.

The best way to survive the heat is to plan ahead for hot days and know what to do when the heat hits. Hot weather can affect anyone, including the young and healthy. However, some people are more at risk than others.

People most at risk

  • have a medical condition such as diabetes, kidney disease or mental illness

  • are taking medications that may affect the way the body reacts to heat such as:

  • allergy medicines (antihistamines)

  • blood pressure and heart medicines (beta-blockers)

  • seizure medicines (anticonvulsants)

  • water pills (diuretics)

  • antidepressants or antipsychotics

  • have problematic alcohol or drug use

  • have a disability

  • have trouble moving around such as those who are bed bound or in wheelchairs

  • pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers

  • babies and young children

  • are overweight or obese

  • work or exercise outdoors

  • have recently arrived from cooler climates.

Coping with the heat

During extreme heat, whether it’s one hot day or a heatwave, remember:

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty (if your doctor normally limits your fluids, check how much to drink during hot weather).

  • Keep yourself cool by using wet towels, putting your feet in cool water and taking cool (not cold) showers.

  • Spend as much time as possible in cool or air-conditioned buildings (shopping centres, libraries, cinemas or community centres).

  • Block out the sun at home during the day by closing curtains and blinds.

  • Open the windows when there is a cool breeze.

  • Stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. If you do have to go outside, wear a hat and sunscreen, and seek shade.

  • Cancel or postpone outings. If you absolutely must go out, stay in the shade and take plenty of water with you.

  • Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton and linen.

  • Eat smaller meals more often and cold meals such as salads.

  • Make sure food that needs refrigeration is properly stored.

  • Avoid heavy activity like sport, renovating and gardening.

  • Watch or listen to news reports to find out more information during extreme heat.



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