heat exhaustion

Runners have a creed similar to the Postman, “ Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”. No matter the weather, we get out there and run. This is especially true if you’re training for a marathon. I knew it was gonna be a hot day, so I took steps to take advantage of my scheduled 6.25 mile run. So here are

Tips for Running in the Heat

  1. Run early morning or late evening - This is when the sun rays won’t be strong and the temps will be cooler.
  2. Hydrate before, during and after your run - This is important. You want to ensure that you are replacing fluids lost during sweat. If you’re running for more than 40 minutes, include a sports drink to replace electrolytes.
  3. Run on trails or shaded areas - Dirt trails hold far less heat than concrete or asphalt surfaces. They also tend to be shaded which means that it will be cooler.
  4. Reduce your running speed - It’s important to manage your body temp. so that you don’t overheat. I was scheduled to run intervals at race pace this morning and slowed down as soon as I realized that my body was rising too quickly. I didn’t want to get exhausted and cut my run short.
  5. Wear cool, light colored, loose clothing - Dark colored clothing absorbs heat so make sure you wear light colored moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you cool.
  6. Wear sunscreen/sunblock - This helps protect your skin from sun damage. Use a product of at least SPF30 and ensure that you use it on all exposed areas.
  7. Wear sunglasses & a hat/visor - This helps protect your eyes and skin from too much sun exposure. Some hats & visors have an internal headband that can help soak up sweat.
  8. Carry your cell phone in case of emergency - This is a must during any run. You never want to be stranded somewhere. I once got super dehydrated during a run a couple years ago and thankfully I had my phone so that I could call my husband.

Happy Running! Please feel free to share:)

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It was late. I was demonstrating the “monster walk” vs the “lady walk”. Here, we see the “lady walk”. 

I went on a bike ride today and even tho it was only 91 degrees I still started feeling dizzy and nauseous. Heat exhaustion is no joke guys! If you start feeling dizzy, things start to fade away and get dark find a shady spot to cool down and drink water!

How to Prevent Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion In the Garden

By Toby Grotz

In order to maintain an internal body temperature of 98.6 F, the body perspires or sweats. As the sweat evaporates off the skin it cools the body. The trouble starts when the humidity is so high that the air is saturated with moisture and sweat drips off of you rather than evaporating. Your body temperature starts to rise. Your body will compensate for the heat when the the brain begins to receive heated blood. As body temperature rises, the brain sends out instructions to decrease the muscle tone.  Individuals may feel tired and listless, and not able to work as well. You may feel light headed and sick to your stomach. This is heat exhaustion. [Keep reading…..]


So today I went and sold at a street fair as previously mentioned in the burning sun and, neglected to take care if myself and hydrate, and im pretty due I’m suffering from heat exhaustion now.

By the time I got home I really wasn’t feeling well and I’ve been throwing up all night. I’m so hungry but I can’t eat. Shit sucks.

It’s getting hotter every day… Please everyone, always bring a water bottle out with you & remember to hydrate! x _x

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Very tired of the horses in NYC breaking their backs on hot days to cart tourists around who should be walking.  Most of these horses are used until their breaking point and then sold to kill buyers.  This lady thinks better of her choice after the horse falls down.  Yes, she freaks out.  But then she stood up for the horse.  Good for her.

Heat Exhaustion || Harmony & Lachlan

The day had started off well enough, truly, it had.  The sun was out.  She’d woken up ten minutes before her alarm, gone for a run, taken a shower, straightened up her room, gotten breakfast and then she’d headed off to class. All of her assignments had been completed and seemed more than satisfactory.. the only thing she still hadn’t managed to complete was the meeting with Quinn Fabray to learn about punishments.  She was anxious and nervous about that one.  

First period was easy enough, she liked Miss. Pilsbury and she enjoyed housekeeping.  The first five minutes of Fitness were fine until Sue had them running suicides out in the heat of the sun.  She began feeling ill right then and there but she pushed herself to make it through without so much as a complaint.  Cooking just seemed to bring on the nausea and after trying one bite of lunch she opted not to eat just incase she was, in fact, sick and would just throw it up anyway.  During fourth period she was looking pale and the room started spinning once or twice, her muscles were cramping up and she still felt lightheaded.  When Miss Holiday asked her if she was alright .. Lachlan had just forced a small smile and nodded. She could barely recall Slave Etiquette today all she knew was that not only was her head spinning but it had been pounding as well.  By the time she made it to Obedience Training she was so pale she looked like she’d seen a ghost.. her temperature was so high that she was nearly hallucinating.  She’d passed out in the middle of class and had woken an hour or two later, hooked up to an IV with the nurse tending to her.

After spending most of her evening in the infirmary the nurse released her.  She’d just kept her long enough to get enough fluids in her system and long enough so that her temperature would at least go under 101, it had spiked to 103 earlier.  Once back in her room she’d promptly showered, gotten into her pajamas and climbed into bed.  Posting on tumblr and then seeing a quick response from Miss Pearce she raised a brow.  Did the Elite care?  Well, she supposed she would seeing as she liked the way Lachlan cleaned her room.  Her brow only arched higher when she read that Harmony wanted her up in her room.  

Getting out of bed on slightly wobbly legs she grabbed her little lamb stuffed animal she couldn’t sleep without and put it into a small bag that she was instructed to carry with her at all times today and tomorrow.. it had a large canister of water in it, granola bars, a few breakable icepacks and her journal.  She wasn’t really supposed to leave her bedroom tonight but it had been made clear to her that the Elite students had more ruling here than the nurse so if Miss Pearce wanted her in her room that’s where she’d be.  Making her way up to the Elite’s room she took a breather here and there getting dizzy only once or twice. Finally she made it to the other girl’s room and knocked gently on the door.  

Her hair was worn down in messy, damp, dark waves.  Her light grey cotton bed shorts had tiny pale pink polka dots on them that matched the long, cotton pale pink vneck.  The top was just short of hugging her figure..the soft, thin, worn fabric ghosted over bare skin.  Slippers were worn on her feet.  Lahk still didn’t feel good.  It wasn’t as bad as earlier but one look at her and you could see she wasn’t herself.

Measures can be taken to prevent problems running

The temperature of the body will increase to one hundred ten degrees Fahrenheit, however, this degree is common when a person have sunstroke. Skin is hot and dry most of the time, but will change sometimes. Dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, and unconsciousness are the symptoms of heat exhaustion. It is extremely important to immediately send a doctor. If you happen to see a runner had heat cramps, then massage can generally play a role in mitigation. In addition, drink half glass of salt water every fifteen minutes, remain one hour, your body can restore the chemical balance It will be…

Afternoon in the Sun

I awaken to darkness and I’m instantly more worried about the cleanliness of the bag over my head than why it’s there or the less likely possibility that I’ve gone blind. Removing the bag I discover I’ve been in the bed of a rusted pickup truck, thus explaining the soreness. I look around. A see of mobile homes raised up on blocks. No exit in sight. I start to run. The pastels are faded. The windows are shatted with plastic stapled in place of them. It’s not long before they catch up.

“Look, fellas,” I plead. "Let’s just talk, please. I have sensitive skin. I get ashy in the heat. I feel that maybe if we postpone this ordeal to get some cocoa butter it’ll make the whole skinning less of a to-do. Whaddaya say?“

One of the grunts tosses a still-sealed bottle of Aveeno lotion at my feet. Must’ve wanted it to be special. I open it and it takes forever because I’m sheepish. I start glazing my arms and I hesitate about removing my shirt. I know how pasty it is underneath and although I’m about to be murdered by desert freaks I’m still incredibly self conscious. Oh goodness, I have pit stains too.

One of the beared grunts steps forward stroking his hairy pubic mask.

"Dance…” he commands.
“Excuse me, sir?”
“I…I don’t follow.” I sputter. Despite my confusion I start grinding my fat ass until I’m afraid it’s about to fall out of my shitty yoga pants.
“Dan!” His tone sounding more familiar now. 
It was Matthew McConaughey. We’d been traveling together and he’d finally coerced me into removing my shirt a week ago.
“You need to wake up. You’re all blistered. Put this lotion on and drink some water. Jesus, I thought I lost ya there, buddy.”
“It was just a bad dream, Matthew McConaughey.”
“I’ll say. Now if we can just find our way out of this trailer park.”
A bulldog winks at me as we pass.

I got heat exhaustion today while journeying to get medicine. Even though I made sure to eat and drink plenty of water, it still got me. So if you’re like me and have to walk everywhere, make sure to bring back up water or Gatorade (the added electrolytes help with my energy), and some raw fruits and some power bars. I fainted, vomited, got a fever, ect. I’m okay and recovering but just wanted to pass this along. I have to remind myself no money is wasted if it helps me take care of myself.


(via Preventing Heat Exhaustion - An Educational Blog for Parents)

Preventing heat exhaustion is an important concern for parents of small during the summer months. Heat Exhaustion is one of three heat-related conditions, the other two being Heat Cramps and Heatstroke.Heat cramps are the mildest of the three conditions.  Heat cramps, left untreated, can turn into heat exhaustion, which can turn into heatstroke. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition.

Infants and children up to the age of four are in the high risk group for heat exhaustion. Very young children may not know how to tell their parents that something is wrong, so parents must be extra watchful when temperatures climb. The basic symptoms of heat exhaustion are:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, moist skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dark-colored urine and urinating less often than usual
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Confusion
  • Heavy sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat

In preventing heat exhaustion, it’s important to look at the causes of the condition. Heat exhaustion is caused by losing body fluids and salts. The loss of these fluids and salts is what happens when a person is stuck in the heat for a long time, for instance, while spending the day outside on a very hot day. When the weather is not just hot but humid, the risk for heat exhaustion goes up. Getting physical when it’s hot and humid, for instance, doing a workout out of doors on a hot, damp day, is a triple whammy, raising the risk of heat exhaustion even more.

Little kids age 4 and under don’t generally do workouts out of doors. But they do, for instance, tour amusement parks with their parents in summer. That’s when parents need to be on the alert to watch for any signs of heat exhaustion. Preventing heat exhaustion means preventing heatstroke, which is serious.

In preventing heat exhaustion, it’s important to know that the risk for heat exhaustion shoots up in temperatures of 26° C or 78° F. You want to pay attention to what the high temperature will be when you listen to or read the weather forecast. If you live in the city, and there’s a heat wave (when temperatures are higher than normal for at least a few days in a row), you’ll have to be extra careful about watching for and preventing heat exhaustion in your small children.

Now that you know what causes the condition, common sense can go a long way toward keeping your children safe from heat-related illness. You’ll want to make sure that children are not out of doors for lengthy periods of time in hot humid weather. If you have to be out of doors with them, try to give them breaks from the heat by popping into an air-conditioned building, such as a restaurant, whenever you can. Don’t make little kids walk in the heat. Push them in strollers, even if they’re a little old for that. Give them sports drinks or homemade drinks that can help replace the fluids and salts they lose from sweating in the heat.

Preventing heat exhaustion

·         Stay inside if you can, and use an air conditioner to keep temperatures cool. If you have to be out of doors with your children, work toward preventing heat exhaustion with these tips:

·         Dress them in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothes made of natural fabrics like cotton

·         Have them wear hats wide brims

·         Make sure to put sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 on your children and to reapply it often

·         Watch to make sure your children drink at least eight glasses of liquid a day. Water is good, but juice or vegetable juice works, too. Sports or homemade rehydration drinks are a good addition when there’s a heat wave or the weather is hot and humid.

·         If kids have to be outside and exercising or working hard (for instance hiking), have them drink 750 ml (1.25 pints) of liquid two hours before they are due to leave and then another 225 ml  (8 ounces) of either water or a sports drink, just before they begin the activity. While they are exercising or hiking, they should have another 8 ounces of water every 20 minutes, even if they aren’t complaining of thirst.  

·         Don’t give kids drinks containing  caffeine, for instance iced tea or cola. Caffeine (and alcohol, but let’s hope you don’t give THAT to your kids) makes the body lose fluids and can actually make heat exhaustion worse.  

·         Never leave a child in a car. The temperature inside a car can climb 11° C (20° F) within ten minutes!

Preventing heat exhaustion is obviously the way to go, but sometimes in spite of a parent’s best efforts, heat exhaustion happens. When it does, the most important thing to do is to get your child out of the heat and have her rest in a cool room. If it’s impossible to go indoors, do the next best thing and find a shady place to rest.  

Here are some other measures you can take in case of heat exhaustion:

  • ·         Have the child drink lots of fluids, but these must not contain caffeine or alcohol
  • ·         Take off any clothing you can, especially anything tight
  • ·         Give the child a cool bath or sponge bath.
  • ·         An air conditioned room is preferable to one with a fan, but a fan is better than nothing
  • ·         If you have access to ice you can wrap it in towels or clothing (in a pinch) and use it to cool the child’s skin

If the child doesn’t feel any better within half an hour (30 minutes) of taking the above measures, get medical help (see a doctor or a nurse/medic or call an ambulance) to prevent heatstroke, a life threatening condition.

After a bout of heat exhaustion, your child will be more sensitive to hot weather for a week or so. Have the child stay indoors and avoid exerting herself until the doctor says it’s safe for her to go back to her normal routine.

Take extra precautions with certain medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether the medications you take make you more susceptible to heat exhaustion and, if so, what you can do to keep your body from overheating.

Avoid hot spots. On a hot day, the temperature in your parked car can rise 20 F (11 C) in just 10 minutes. Let your car cool off before you drive it. Never leave children or anyone else in a parked car in hot weather for any period of time.

Let your body acclimate to the heat. If you travel to somewhere hot, or the temperatures suddenly jump in your area, it can take several weeks for your body to get used to the heat. You’ll still need to take precautions, but working or exercising in heat should become more tolerable. If you’re on vacation, you probably don’t have several weeks to wait, but it’s a good idea to wait at least a few days before attempting vigorous activity in the heat.

It’s best not to exercise or do any strenuous activity in hot weather, but if you must, follow the same precautions and rest frequently in a cool spot. Taking breaks and replenishing your fluids during that time will help your body regulate your temper