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7-17-13

Okay, sing it with me. 

We're having a heat wave, 
A tropical heat wave, 
The temperature's rising, 
It isn't surprising, 

She certainly can can-can. 

What a warm little stretch this is turning out to be. Here are some safety tips for the days from NOAA.


Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

Dress for summer. Lightweight light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.

Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods (like proteins) that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.

Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Persons who (1) have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease, (2) are on fluid restrictive diets or (3) have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before
increasing their consumption of fluids. Do not drink alcoholic beverages. Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician. Persons on salt restrictive diets should consult a physician before
increasing their salt intake.

Please take notice of the first one. Slow Down. I have the solution for this one. Just do this year round. I believe that if I am slow as an average I will never overheat. Some may refer to it as lazy, but I think that I am just being cautious and health conscious. I also have health insurance and am playing it safe by not getting overheated. That to me is being kind to the insurance company that may have to cover my expenses.

So slow down, be safe and keep hydrated. 

Later

Wolf



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