Beat the Heat!

Its official folks! We’re entering the 4th heat wave of the summer and its going to be HOT HOT HOT! I love the warm weather as much as the next Vitamin D junky but with temperatures in the mid 90s and humidity making it feel like 105, I’m doing everything I can to limit my time in the sun!

With temperatures this high and schedules full of running around, its very easy to experience heat exhaustion if you’re not careful! If you’re thinking “no big deal” think again! Heat exhaustion, if ignored, can easily turn into heat stroke and cause permanent damage to the brain and other major organs.

As mentioned in my last post your body gives you signs, so listen! If you’re feeling dizzy, weak, experiencing headaches, nausea, muscle cramps or excessive thirst cool it – literally! Keep vigorous exercise to a minimum, hydrate frequently and avoid tight or excessive clothing!

Enjoy the summer but be smart because nothing puts a damper on your day like a trip to the ER!