Great Tips To Avoid Over Heating In The Hot Weather
I found a really good read today about keeping it safe in the hot hot weather. Yesterday, we saw a record breaking temperature of 95 degrees, beating out the previous of 93 set back in the 1960′s. Even though it’s fun to get out and run around in the heat, it can be dangerous, especially for little kids and elderly people.
“You may suffer heat exhaustion without knowing that you have an acute problem,” said Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Physician, Dr. Whit Walker. “Typically, you’re a little bit worse at two o’clock than you were at noon, a little worse at four o’clock. These things happen gradually in a lot of cases and if you’re dehydrated, you may be confused.”
So when your making your outdoor plans in the heat, make sure they include the needed supplies! Have plenty of water with you, have a means of shade ready and available, use sun block and keep your skin safe too!
Know the signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion, and know when it’s time to say “stop”.
Just a few things you can do to keep the fun happening and keep it safe at the same time as you head out to walk a trail in Palo Duro Canyon, or take the dogs to the park for a walk.