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  • Watch Out for Heat Related Illness'es

    3 posts, 3 voices, 1423 views, started Aug 23, 2010

    Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 by Denise Richardson

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      Being outside for even short periods of time, in high temperatures can cause serious health problems. Monitor your activities and time in the sun to lower your risk for heat-related illness:

      Drink plenty of water throughout the day to replace lost fluids. Don’t wait until you‘re thirsty to drink.  

      Avoid drinking liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, especially in the heat. These actually cause you to lose more body fluid.
      Take breaks often. Try to rest in shady areas so that your body’s thermostat will have a chance to recover. Stop working if you experience breathlessness or muscle soreness.  

      Pay attention to signs of heat-related illness, including extremely high body temperature, headache, rapid pulse, dizziness, nausea, confusion, or unconsciousness.  

      Watch people who are at higher risk for heat-related illness, including infants and children up to four years of age; people 65 years of age or older; people who are overweight; people who push themselves too hard during work or exercise; and people who are physically ill or who take certain medications (i.e. for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation).  

      Eat healthy foods to help keep you energized.  

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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 23, 2010
        • Great tips Denise....

          Unfortunately....we go by these every summer where I live!

          I don’t know about you...but I’m ready for some “fall” weather...notice I said “fall“....not downright winter cold weather we experienced down here in the south last winter...but...if we got it..I wouldn’t complain too much!estatic

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          Denise Richardson wrote Aug 23, 2010
        • LOL, Hi Mary, our summers here in Michigan can be hot sometimes but nothing like what I just experienced in Cali. lol. But as for the fall weather I do welcome fall and fall only! Our winters here in Michigan is like signing a death certificate IMO, we suffer terribly during our winters so I truly don’t look forward to those bone cold chilling days ahead lol.

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