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to Stay "Unhindered" During The Summer Heat Wave
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It's been very hot here,
actually as I write this it's 102 degrees. Here are some tips on
how to stay "unhindered" during this heat wave.
***Wear light colored clothing
and if possible, a hat.
***Drink plenty of
water, and my recommentation is to add O2 Coral Calcium tea bags to
gives you the minerals you need to stay
***Confine outdoor activity to
morning and evening (night is better)
***A cool bath or shower daily
(standing in the sprinkler works too)
***Some factors which increase
your risk of temperature overload are being overweight, having high
blood pressure, having a fever,
being dehydrated, having a sunburn, using prescriptioned drugs, using
***Don't drink things that
contain caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar, this causes
***If you are out in the heat
and you start feeling cool and moist, this is a sign of heat fatigue.
***Other symptoms are dizziness,
rapid heartbeat, leg cramps or arm cramps.
***If this occurs, go to a cool
place, take a tepid shower, if possible, rest and sip some of this
- Table Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
- Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
- Sugar -4 tablespoons
- Orange juice - I cup
- Water - I quart/liter
I realize I just told you not to drink beverages HIGH in
sugar, but this recipe was developed by the World Health Organization,
when the salt and sugar are combined, it improves the absorption of the
salt which is crucial. Also, you are diluting it with a quart of
water. I wouldn't suggest drinking sugared drinks when
outside, but after you come in and you combine it with the appropriate
other electrolytes, it should be safe. After you start to feel better,
just go back to sipping regular water, or juice diluted half and half
Most sugared drinks you buy don't have the proper ratio of
sodium and that makes them dehydrate you.
This drink is often well tolerated even when the person is
nauseated or vomiting. Just take little sips. It is also
recommended that you NOT stop ingesting foods, except for dairy
products and high fiber fruits and vegetables.
For dehydration in children, the signs are:
no tears, sunken eyes, a
reduction in urination, and skin that stays compressed when pinched.
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