It is so important if you are going to be outside on these hot, summer days to keep hydrated.
Yesterday, I like many sat through our local 4th of July Parade and I could not help but notice how much water I was going through to keep hydrated. In addition, I paid particular attention to the participants in the parade and saw lots of ways for people to stay cool and keep hydrated.
Then it occurred to me, do people know the signs with heat related illness. The following video does a good job of outlining the signs we should be looking for. check it out.
Often times, we do not know the warning signs with respect to related illness:
- Profuse Sweating
- Nausea and Vomiting
In addition, the condition can be come worse and heat exhaustion include the above signs as well as a change in mental status.
Water and electrolyte drinks should be on hand. The electrolyte drinks contain sodium and potassium. On a daily basis, people should be drinking 4-5 glasses of water a day. As temperatures rise, these numbers should be increased. Senior and children lose water more rapidly than others and closer attention and care should be taken with these individuals during pressing heat conditions.
Bottom-line, Stay cool and be smart.