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How can I avoid overheating outdoors if I am elderly?

Elderly are especially susceptible to heat-related illnesses. If you must be outdoors, do so during off-peak hours, use sunscreen and wear light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. Pace yourself and allow more time to do your usual physical activities.

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