Beat the Heat!
As we enter the summer months, the temperature is rising and we’re getting antsy to go to the beach and enjoy our favorite activities in the sun! This week alone has had record high temperatures and as we enter the weekend and the following weeks ahead, the predicted trend is that this will continue. We all need to be especially mindful of our hydration and overall health during this time. The way to beat the heat, is to stay cool!
According to The Mayo Clinic, signs of dehydration include:
Infant or young child
Dry mouth and tongue
No tears when crying
No wet diapers for three hours
Sunken eyes, cheeks
Sunken soft spot on top of skull
Listlessness or irritability
Less frequent urination
When to see a doctor
Has had diarrhea for 24 hours or more
Is irritable or disoriented and much sleepier or less active than usual
Can't keep down fluids
Has bloody or black stool
Ways to keep cool but still enjoy the sun:
Wear sunscreen when going outside and bring additional sunscreen with you if you plan to be out for a while
Try not to spend more than 30min-1hr at a time out in the direct sunlight (you know your body and what you are capable of doing, don’t push it is all we recommend)
Bring enough water with you if you decide to go on a walk, run, bike ride, etc
Drink water while you’re doing your daily tasks around the house
(ie: set an alarm reminder, have a family member in charge of water reminders, have a bottle/cup set on on your table full at all times, put sticky notes around your house or on the fridge, whatever works for you)
If you have a pool at your house , be sure to take breaks to get out of the water/lounge chair and go inside/shade to cool down and hydrate
Wear sun protection items when outside (hat, sunglasses, light breathable clothing)
We love seeing you all continue with your workouts, just remember to take it one movement at a time and pace yourself in this heat!
“Dehydration.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 19 Sept. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/symptoms-causes/syc-20354086.