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1, Jul 17, 2012

Tips for hot days from Harvard Medical School, part III

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:44 am

The third tip is to wear light-colored and loose garments.
Take it easy. Walk instead of jogging. Take breaks and quit early. Don’t exercise in extreme heat and humidity. If it’s humid and above 80° or 85°, take a day off or head for the pool — or an air-conditioned health club.

Drink plenty of water. Drink 6 to 8 ounces of cool water before you get started, and pause frequently to drink. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink again on your way to the shower.

Stay cool at home.

Listen to your body. Don’t force yourself.

Fatigue, weakness, confusion, lightheadedness, nausea, labored breathing, chest discomfort, or a rapid or erratic pulse can all be signs of trouble. If you feel ill, get into a cool place and drink plenty of water. If you don’t improve promptly, get help.

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