COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This week will still be a hot one, and doing any kind of work or other extreme physical activity in this kind of weather could be dangerous.
Dayton Preston, Wellness Program Manager for Columbus Regional Health, joins us today to discuss this issue.
One of the most effective ways of staying safe in the heat is to keep hydrated. By the time you feel thirsty, you may already be in the early stage of heat illness. Drink water at all times of day to avoid this.
Lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, and skin that feels cold and clammy are some signs of heat exhaustion. When one is experiencing heat stroke, the skin may turn red and feel hot to the touch.
You don't have to skip out on your exercise regime during the summer months – simply reschedule your outdoor exercise to early in the morning or late in the evening. If you have to exercise during the hottest part of the day, make sure you are hydrated well before you start.
The hottest part of the day is generally between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Watch the video for more details.