Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fitness & Health tip

Know the Warning Signs

What can happen if you get too dehydrated or exert yourself in the heat too long? Here are some possibilities, from the least to the most severe:

* Heat cramps — muscle pain or spasms
* Heat exhaustion — a state of elevated body temperature that's a precursor to heatstroke
* Heatstroke — a life-threatening condition in which your body temperature rises above 106°F

If you experience muscle cramping, dizziness, fast and shallow breathing, cold and clammy skin, or nausea or vomiting, get out of the heat immediately and get some water. Heat-related illnesses are no joke, so don't take any chances!