Doctors say hydrating all day is key in summer heat

Posted at 6:31 PM, May 30, 2018

Alison Merner is an avid cyclist, and in the summer heat resorts to biking near the water and putting ice packs on her neck to stay cool.

She also drinks water all day, which Dr. Erik Peterson at Mercy Hospital says is exactly what you should do.

Dr. Peterson says there are three rules of being outside in the summer weather.

"Hydrate, protect your skin and body with sunscreen and loose-fitting, light clothing and a brimmed hat, and moderation," Dr. Peterson said.

He added it's best to exercise in the morning and evening, not when the sun is at its peak from noon to 4:00 p.m.