Simple Measures You Can Take to Avoid Heat-Related Injuries This Summe
Summer’s here and we are ready to be outside! Picnics, recreational activities, or just relaxing at the beach—it’s one of the things we look forward to all year long. But the heat of summer can be dangerous, too. Every year, nearly 70,000 people across the United States end up in a hospital emergency room with heat exhaustion or some other hot-weather-related malady. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to minimize the risk that you’ll be one of them.
How to Beat the Heat This Summer
Just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean you have to spend your days inside. Here are some tips for helping you stay cool when it gets hot outside:
- Overhydrate-Your body water plays a key role in regulating your body temperature, helping dissipate heat. When it’s hot outside, you’ll typically lose more body water through perspiration, so you need to replenish to stay cool. Furthermore, your body typically won’t tell you that you need more water until you are dangerously low. Drink plenty of water of water, even if you’re not thirsty.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes when you go outside-A white tee and white shorts will keep you much cooler than any other color.
- Be willing to take breaks inside on a regular basis
- Stay in the shade, if at all possible
- Take a dip in the lake or a cool shower, particularly if you’re feeling hot, but make certain you have waterproof sunscreen on
Accident Centers of Texas—Your Go-to Place for Maximum Fitness and Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, we treat patients at eight different locations in Texas, from Dallas and Fort Worth to Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Arlington, Irving, Garland and Frisco. As a general rule, you can set up a meeting for the same day you call. We offer treatment by a nurse practitioner and/or a chiropractor, depending on your injury.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you cannot drive or don’t have transportation, we will arrange to pick you up and get you back home. To set up a visit, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.
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