When the sun is shining in the sky, it seems all is perfect in the world. Though summertime is a time when it seems there are no cares, you still need to be concerned about your family health. By taking the time to have a few basic changes in your daily routine, you can make sure your family is health for all of the longer days and that they are safe from possible problems in the sunshine.
Working out in hot humid conditions places additional stress on your body’s temperature regulation system resulting in a rise in body temperature and an increased risk for heat related problems such as heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Summer health tips
Stay cool and avoid the mid-day heat: Limit activities in the hot sun to 15or 20 mins at a time to help protect against heat exhaustion. Avoid prolonged sun exposure between the hours of 10 a.m and 4 p.m when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest.
Replace your shoes : Select the proper shoes for an activity and replace them often to prevent foot, ankle and knee pain.
Stretch : The more preperaed muscles and tendons are for an activity and replace them often protected you are from getting hurt.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate : Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water. Drink plenty of water before, during and after activities.
Protect your head : Always remember to wear a helmet while biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, horseback riding or riding an ATV- make sure childen do too.
Lather up and wear sunscreen : Be sure to use SPF30 or higher and reapply it every two hours. Ideally, 1ounce of sunscreen(about a palmful) should be used to cover the arms, legs , neck and face of the average adult.
Exercise for strong bones : Exercise is important for building strong bones and is essentials for maintaining bone strength . Weight-bearing exercise and strenght-training exercise that are most effective for building strong bones.
Look before you dive : To prevent head , neck and spine injuries, never dive headfirst into unknown bodies of water .
Go easy on your joints : Swimming is a great, low-impact exercise for summer and helps to prevent over-heating.
Don’t let injuries go untreated : If a summertimne injury occurs. The Orthopaedic Institute offers same or next-day appointments to help you get back to your summertime fun.
Recognize the Warning Signs
A person who is experiencing a heart attack or the warning signs of an impending heart attack may have various symptoms. The person who is having the warning signs may experience angina pectoris, a severe chest pain caused by narrowing of the blood vessels in the heart. This pain is a warning sign and should be checked by a doctor. The person who is experiencing a heart attack will often have the following symptoms:
1. Profuse sweating
2. Difficulty breathing
3. Nausea (may vomit)
4. Experience of a premonition of death Quick Respons