We all want to get out and enjoy those final days of summer before it’s time to get back to school.
But when the sun is shining high, here’s what you need to know to stay safe from issues like heat stroke. This is especially important for the older folks in our lives, along with the youngest members of our families.
Watch for these symptoms:
1. a very high body temperature
2. 103 degrees or higher
3. dry, hot, red skin
4. a rapid pulse
6. confusion… or even unconsciousness.
And here’s what you need to do:
You want to get to a cool environment, hydrate as much as possible, drink a liter of fluid an hour and exercise early or late in the day when temperatures are cooler.
These are all really important things to keep in mind, until the temperatures cool off.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Even if you don't plan to workout on your vacation, you may be surprised at the calories you're burning without even trying!
Updated: 06/18/2013 - We did a quick helicopter tour of the Black Forest burn area. Someone asked why the video looks shaky.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!
Updated: 05/14/2013 - I'm still focused on meeting my goal of doing a pull-up. And I'm almost there! But I'm always getting this question: