Deaths and illness related to high temperatures are preventable, yet more than 600 people die from extreme heat every year.
It is important that you take extra steps to stay cool and remain hydrated. If your body overheats you are more susceptible to becoming sick if your body can’t properly cool you off. Nova Vita Wellness Centers offers a Hydrate Infusion that works to restore your fluid balance, replenish important vitamins, and reduce the body’s acidity by aiding in the natural removal of common toxins.
There are two main factors that affect your body’s ability to cool itself during hot weather:
- High humidity: When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly. This keeps your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need to.
- Personal risk factors: Obesity, age, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use all can play a role.
People ages 65 and older, children younger than two, and people with chronic diseases or mental illness are at high risk for heat-related illnesses.
Types of Heat-Related Illness and Warning Signs:
Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as you can. Contact your local health department or locate an air-conditioned shelter in your area. Air-conditioning is the number one way to protect yourself against heat-related illness and death. If your home is not air-conditioned, reduce your risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned and using air conditioning in vehicles.
- Do not rely on a fan as your main cooling device during an extreme heat event.
- Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
- Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
- Don’t use the stove or oven to cook—it will make you and your house hotter.
- Limit your outdoor activity, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
- Wear and reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
- Pace your activity. Start activities slow and pick up the pace gradually.
- Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more. Muscle cramping may be an early sign of heat-related illness.
- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Never leave children or pets in cars.
Even by taking all of these important steps, it is still easy for the body to become dehydrated during the hot summer months. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, dry skin, dizziness, confusion, headaches, and an overall feeling of being unwell.
The Hydrate Drip from Nova Vita Wellness Centers can provide quick relief through an infusion of water, electrolytes, and essential nutrients.
- B-Complex: Energy levels, cell metabolism, and brain function
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): Tissue repair, wound healing, immune boosting
- IV Fluid (Saline): Rehydration
Schedule an appointment today to keep your body and mind in the best shape possible during the scorching summer months.