Useful Tips for Beating the Heat
With the steamy, hot weather expected for at least the next week, here are some tips to you can use to beat the heat.
Heat stroke can occur when your body temperature reaches 104 degrees.
Registered Nurse Denise Goings with the Coliseum Medical Center tells NewsCentral that if you're going to be outside, drink plenty of fluids, especially sports drinks because it replenishes any electrolytes lost through sweating. Also consider wearing light colored clothing because it reflects more sunlight, keeping you cooler. Dress in little clothing to allow your body to cool off after sweating. And, if possible try to soak yourself with water.
“Because your body loses its ability to evaporate sweat and when we get dehydrated we don't sweat, so that it causes our body temperature to rise even more. It can lead to nausea, vomiting, confusion even as severe as a seizure or a coma." – Denise Goings, R.N., Coliseum Medical Center
According to Goings, the most important tip is to drink plenty of water.