How To Avoid A Heatstroke While Enjoying Summer!

It's summer!

Many states are allowing people to gather again... 

And we're thrilled! Right?

Picnics, sporting events, farmers markets, time with family, neighborhood potlucks, and so much more! Finally things are getting back to normal!

This new-found freedom, coupled with summer temps, can also be a health hazard.

Heat stroke is real. And once you've experienced it, your body has a lot less tolerance for the heat.

Here are several tips to help you avoid heat stroke so you don't miss out on any of the summer fun!

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing (especially cotton).  This allows the air to flow around you and sweat to evaporate instead of being trapped under your clothing and creating more heat stress on the body.
  • Drink plenty of fluids - especially water! Experts recommend at minimum of 1 gallon of water per day.  If that feels hard to track, there are some really pretty 1-gallon water bottles on Amazon. Fill it up in the morning and track your water intake all day long. 
  • Watch your coffee and caffeinated beverage intake. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and can leave your body depleted. 
  • Be aware of additional risks you may have created by any medications you take. Ask your pharmacy or Dr. Google. 🙂
  • Take it easy during the hottest part of the day. For example, instead of pulling weeks or picking produce in your garden at 1 pm, do these activities earlier in the day or after 4 when the sun isn't as intense.

Be aware of your body and any signals it sends you. Caution is always better than regret!

What tips do you have for avoiding heat stroke? We'd love to know!

Warmly,

Sassy Sue



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