MAYO CLINIC: Stay Safe during Hot Weather, 7/17/2014

July 17, 2014

Stay Safe during Hot Weather

As the summer months become hotter, it is important to be aware that exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. During hot exercise, it is important to watch for symptoms that can be a sign of heat related illness. These symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea, fatigue, headache, dizziness, increased heart rate, and visual problems. If you experience any of these symptoms be sure to cool off by drinking fluids, applying cold compresses to the neck or forehead, or …

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KAISER PERMANENTE: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season, 7/11/2014

July 11, 2014

KAISER PERMANENTE: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season

For many, summer is a time to relax and spend time with family and friends.  Vacations, parties, barbecues and picnics are great summer activities, but it’s important to encourage your family to stay on track for a healthy lifestyle.  Three months of unhealthy habits could be more than enough to undo all of the hard work you’ve done to stay healthy, eat well, and be active.  Summer is also a time when kids have more free …

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