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Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:43

Extreme Heat Warning Through July 1st

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Monday July 1st, 2013. High's are expected to get as high as 117 degrees and are not expected to drop anywhere below the 90's overnight.... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS THAT WILL STRESS THE BODY IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE USUALLY THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT. HEAT EXHAUSTION, CRAMPS OR IN EXTREME CASES... HEAT STROKE CAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS.

If you are outdoors playing in recreational activities such as sports... Take Precautions and Know the Symptoms of Heat Illness: Some symptoms of heat illness or dehydration include: Chills, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headaches, Thirst and Weakness. If heat illness progresses, more serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, body temperature increasing to dangerous levels, muscle cramps, nausea, and tingling of the limbs—and even death—may occur. If you are hot and not sweating, you need to cool down immediately as that is a sign of extreme heat exhaustion which is very dangerous! It is recommended you sit in a tub of ice immediately...

Hydration should begin before the exercise period. Drinking 16 ounces of water or a sports drink is recommended one hour before exertion. Hydration should continue with 4-8 ounces of fluid every 15-20 minutes as long as exertion continues.

Type of fluid replacement depends on the duration of the event. Plain water is adequate for events lasting less than one hour. However, for events that last more than one hour or multiple bouts of exercise in the same day, the replacement fluid should contain carbohydrates, sodium and potassium, which are standard components of commercial sports drinks.

LEARN MORE ON SPORTS HYDRATION & HEAT ILLNESS, CLICK HERE

What's Being Said?

Jennifer Robinson
2015-07-27, 16:17
I enjoy doing these free physical events with LV Sportz Foundation. It makes me happy to know another 50 or so athletes were screened and the few that actually have an issue with their heart and didn't know are now getting treatment. (Medical Volunteer)