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Hot weather needs safety precautions.

Updated: Nov 12, 2021

It's getting increasingly hot these days.

When we get exposed to high heat for prolonged periods we can become over-heated, if this persists it can lead to heatstroke, a much more dangerous and even life-threatening condition.

With the desire to be more fit we sometimes push a little bit too hard in the heat. A great workout does not have to be all-out mania. Take it down a notch or two or go inside. Always drink plenty of water.

Even activities such as gardening out in the heat can be detrimental to our health if we don't take precautions.

Labor Day weekend is coming - Partying and drinking alcohol in the heat can also be problematic.

When feeling over-heated and fatigued:

Slow down, rest in a cooler place, drink fluids balanced with salt, and sugar.

In more severe cases pack ice under your arms and between your legs. Medical attention may be necessary.

Stay hydrated and pay attention to the warning signs.

  • Cool, moist skin with goosebumps when in the heat

  • Pale and clammy with your temperature going over 100 °

  • Profuse sweating

  • Faintness

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Weak, rapid pulse

  • Low blood pressure upon standing

  • Muscle cramps

  • Nausea

  • Headache

  • Heat rash

  • Confusion

Now go out, enjoy this weather, stay cool and have a great weekend.


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