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Idaho Top Ten List for Top Temps

August 13, 2007

Spend some time at the library, or even the mall. That's one of the "top ten" tips for Idahoans in their golden years as Idaho endures another heat wave this week. Jim Wordelman with AARP Idaho says the above-average temperatures feel different as we age.

"In fact, a lot of times as we grow older, our circulation slows down a little bit, and we don't feel the heat. So, we've got to be particularly careful."

Wordelman cautions that some medications also raise body temperatures. Other tips for beating the heat include staying indoors for the afternoons, keeping to the lower-level in your home, and turning on the air-conditioning, even if you don't think you can afford it. Wordelman notes there are programs available to help pay summer utility bills.

Wordelman adds that the prolonged heat this summer can also trick people into thinking it's not dangerous.

"People kind of get used to it, and then they start venturing outdoors during the hottest times of day when they really should be indoors and taking better care of themselves."

The complete list is at www.aarp.org.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ID