Get in touch with us today! Call us toll-free at 1.866.854.4111 or email us at sales@remwebsolutions.com
Web Design Development Kitchener Waterloo Guelph Cambridge E-commerce
This is a headshot of Laura Renner.

 

Summer is finally here! It's a great time of year especially for spending time outdoors; however, it can also be dangerous if you spend too long in the heat.

 

There are numerous heat-related illnesses that can occur if you don't take the proper precautions. Some of these include:

 

heat cramps - cramps that normally happen during times of strenuous work. Occurs when you lose large amounts of fluids.

 

heat exhaustion - when you sweat heavily your body loses large amounts of fluids, this can lead to heat exhaustion. The loss of fluids can affect your brain function causing symptoms such as dizziness, confusion and headaches.

 

heat stroke - long periods spent in extreme heat can lead to heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body cannot regulate it's temperature by sweating.

 

(Source: WebMD).

 

 

Below are some tips you can follow to help beat the heat this summer and stay safe (courtesy of MedicineNet.com):

 

1. Flowy, loose-fitting, cotton clothing will help keep you cool in the heat.
 

2. If you tend to exercise outdoors, try changing your routine to the morning or late evening when the sun is lower (and therefore less hot).
 

3. Make sure your home has a fan or air conditioner to help circulate air and keep you cool.
 

4. Take a shower in cool or lukewarm water.
 

5. Make sure to drink lots of water. Dehydration is characterized by muscle cramps, nausea, and lightheadedness.
 

6. Try avoiding caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as these can lead to dehydration - especially in extreme heat!
 

7. Use your head! If the heat is extreme, make sure to stay in the shade or indoors as long as possible. This is especially important for the elderly, children and pets!

Subscribe to this Blog Like on Facebook Tweet this! Share on LinkedIn

Contributors

Blog Contributor Portrait
Matt Stern
4
July 16, 2019
Show Matt's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Brad Anderson
117
July 12, 2019
Show Brad's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Sean Legge
1
June 28, 2019
Show Sean's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Sean McParland
17
June 28, 2019
Show Sean's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Rob Matlow
84
April 17, 2019
Show Rob's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Christine Votruba
24
January 18, 2019
Show Christine's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Todd Hannigan
47
November 13, 2018
Show Todd's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Sean Sanderson
62
May 8, 2017
Show Sean's Posts
Blog Contributor Portrait
Ryan Covert
47
August 4, 2016
Show Ryan's Posts