is the time to spend outdoors. No more cold days to be endured inside,
if the sun is out, so are the people. However, it is imperative to stay
aware of the danger that the sun brings. With precaution, heat related
illnesses can be avoided, making your summer a safe one.
outside in the heat, keep the signs of heat exhaustion in mind. These
symptoms include: confusion, dizziness, headache, fast heartbeat,
nausea, and profuse sweating. If signs occur, seek a cooler area or go
indoors. Take a cool shower or place a cool rag over the forehead,
remove any clothing that is keeping the heat in, and drink water. Heat
exhaustion might turn into heat stroke, which can be deadly. Heat stroke
occurs when the body is overheating - that is, a temperature of 105 and
up. Symptoms include the previous but also include seizures or loss of
consciousness. If heat stroke occurs, medical attention is needed
It is always important to stay hydrated, especially
on hot, humid days to "beat the heat". However, water can be boring
for the taste buds. Spruce up water by adding fruits to make it tasteful
and healthier. Another way to give water a defined taste is to purchase
water enhancers from the store, which is liquid flavoring that is
squirted into water bottles. They come in an assortment of flavors like
lemonade, green tea, and fruit punch.
Water helps with staying
cool, but so does a person's choice of clothing. Wearing dark colors
traps the heat, making a person hotter. Wearing light, loose clothing
allows air to flow and keep cool. Avoid fabrics that are hot and heavy,
Summer is the perfect opportunity to shed the
"winter weight". Regular exercise is good for the body and mind. Taking
daily walks, jogs, or runs and swimming can positively impact health by
increasing heart and lung health, reduce body fat, and reduce the risk
of heart disease. It can also be a family affair!
outside put on sunscreen. A sunscreen of SPF 30+ is recommended to
protect the skin from the harmful UV rays and significantly decrease the
risk of skin cancer.
Summer is the time to make memories. With the proper care, those memories can be truly enjoyable ones.
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