And the Heat Is On

Yes, summer is here with a vengeance now here in the Southeast. And I mean heat!

With the July 4th weekend here, a lot of us will be spending more time outside than we may usually do.

And that can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, and sun burn.

Make sure you drink plenty of water. Yes, I know, you’re drinking soft drinks and sweet tea. But nothing can beat plain old water for hydration. So bottoms up. On a normal day, the recommended intake is 8 8 oz. glasses of water.

With this heat? Way more than that, so don’t be shy! Step up to that water cooler and fill up.

Wear a hat, or stay in the shade while hydrating to help keep heat exhaustion away.

What are the symptoms of heat exhaustion?

Muscle cramping, rapid weak pulse, feeling of weakness, nausea and vomiting, excessive sweating, cold, clammy skin, and dizziness or fainting.

If you begin to have symptoms of heat exhaustion, sit in front of a fan or go inside to some AC, hydrate with water or sports drinks, take off any extra clothing, run cool water over your skin, or apply cold towels to help bring your internal temperature down. (

Don’t forget that sunscreen! I know a lot of us enjoy the sun, but it doesn’t always treat us kindly. And I know, I don’t like the way it feels either.

Looking for a sunscreen that is a little more natural? Try this offering from L’Bri Pure and Natural! A broad spectrum, SPF 30, it should do the trick. I use a lot of the products this company has to offer.

Have a wonderful 4th of July, but stay safe.

As always,

Stay Happy, Stay Healthy!

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