Monday, July 6, 2015

EXERTIONAL HEAT STROKE IS NOT PART OF YOUR FITNESS PLAN



Heat stroke is a true medical emergency that is often fatal if not properly and promptly treated, and the most common cause is over exertion in hot weather.



As much as you may love your outdoor physical fitness regimen, you must avoid becomeing dehydrated and avoid vigorous physical activities in hot weather.

Either begin your outdoor fitness regimen early in the morning before it gets too hot, or wait until the cool of the evening to go for that run. 



Symptoms of heat stroke can include:
    confusionagitation,  disorientation, the absence of sweating, and coma.
    • Heat stroke is treated by cooling the victim. This is a critical step in the treatment of heat stroke. Always notify emergency services immediately if heat stroke is suspected.

    • Athletes, and outdoor workers are the groups at greatest risk for heat stroke.

    • Heat stroke is sometimes classified as exertional heat stroke (EHS, which is due to overexertion in hot weather) or non-exertional heat stroke (NEHS, which occurs in climactic extremes and affects the elderly

    Remember, your health may depend upon staying fit, but don't endanger your health by over-exertion in hot weather. 
    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay fit!

    I always enjoy reading your comments and answering your questions.

    Felicia Lawson

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