Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heat Exhaustion

Sweat is the body's way of cooling off. But if you're overheated for an extended period of time and don't replace the fluids you've lost, the internal systems that regulate temperature become overwhelmed and can't release the heat. If you become dehydrated, heat exhaustion can lead to potentially deadly heat stroke. Take immediate action if you feel dizzy, clammy, or nauseated. Get some place cool and drink lots of cool water. Find some sports drinks with electrolytes and take it easy.

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  3. This is great advice in the midst of all this exhaustion all over the country!

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  4. People forget to drink water....drink 1/2 your body weight in water people! I guess drinking water has become second nature to me. but i still don't understand why people don't drink water...and its free and so necessary. Like you said it hot out and you have to replenish your fluids! Have a great week-end!

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