What a beautiful time of the year! Summer is here, family vacations are abound, and hours of fun are spent outdoors. Yet, summertime has such a great capacity to impact our health, too. Heat exhaustion is a common condition that can easily happen for residents of Austin. As temperatures spike and humidity thickens, it’s important you take heed to the important warning signs of heat exhaustion.
First of all, here are some of the common symptoms for heat exhaustion:
What can you do to prevent heat exhaustion this summer? First of all, stay hydrated! Try your best to drink half your weight in ounces of water per day. In other words, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 ounces of water, or 12.5 cups (8 fluid ounces equals one cup) each day. That may seem like a lot, but it may surprise you how fast your body loses water while in the heat.
Also consider the cooling effects of water in other ways than just drinking it.
Be sure you stay safe while you go out to have all your fun this summer! Keep this article with you and enjoy!