METUCHEN - It is hot in New Jersey this week and everyone is trying to beat the heat, including those who have to work outside.

For those who have to be outside during the extreme heat, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention advises limiting how much time is spent outdoors, drinking water, and pacing yourself.

Lifeguards advise pool visitors to wear shoes, since temperatures outside the pool can be over 100 degrees.

Matthew Eckert, manager at the Metuchen Pool, is echoing the need to be proactive.

"Load up on the sunblock and make sure you hydrate,” he says. “You don't want to have sun stroke or heat stroke."

The CDC also suggests checking on those most at risk, like the elderly, twice a day. It also says not to wait until you are thirsty to drink more fluids.