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#1 janey

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:10 AM

Staying healthy in summer heat.

The elderly, people with chronic illness (including those with respiratory conditions), the homebound, those who work outside, and children under five years of age are most at risk. Here are some prevention tips to stay healthy in the summer heat. Doug Hartline, Health Officer. TheReddingPilot.com. 07/07/10. (Also see: Living with Chronic Illness)

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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 04:19 AM

This is really timely. A lot of places are having record-breaking heat (like us here in the Rocky Mountains). I hadn't realized quite how much this affects me until I got myself into trouble a week or two ago. It's taken some effort to convince myself that I am not being a wimp staying indoors~ Y'know, as painful as it is, an attack of common-sense is a good thing once in a while. Be stubborn about practicing good health health habits, not about 'toughing it out.'
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:10 AM

Pefect information for me, thanks Janey!
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

Hi Janey ,

We just got back from vacation that involved some hiking and, boy, did we see a change in Gareth due to his meds. After hiking 1/2 mile or so up a gorge, he was sweating bullets down his face and through his shirt. We turned around and headed back to the car, but he continued for quite some time after. We had water with us and it was only the low 70's, shaded, and by water. I assume it was from the Synthroid or the Plaquenil, but we learned that we really have to watch him closely. The frustrating part was the fact that HE did not want to turn around and wanted to keep hiking!!!

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:37 AM

GREETINGS, I'M A NEWBIE so I might be repeating things you already know. Living in
Austin,Texas means heat but I have found doing my errands and outdoor chores early in the
morning helps. A great way to cool down in the evening is to take a late swim or just a dip in the pool will refresh you. I usually wait until about 700PM or later to avoid the sun....

Looking forward to sweater weather,

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:40 AM

Welcome to Sclero Forums, kkkl1941. Those are actually some great tips for coping with hot weather.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

Margaret,
I've hiked UP many of gorge in my day, but that is something I couldn't do now. So, in my mind, making it up the gorge 1/2 miles is GREAT! Unfortunately, he's probably been able to make it a lot further in the past. Glad you noticed the problems he was having with the heat and send him back to the car. I had a heat stroke as a kid and it wasn't fun.

kkkl1941 - Welcome the Sclero forums! I'm with you. I do all of my running around in the morning and stay home in the cool house in the afternoons. I wish I had a pool to dip in, but that would mean getting in a car and a bathing suit - the latter of which is NOT going to happen nowadays! I'm not that crazy about the heat (anything over 85 degrees), but I dislike temperatures below 60 degrees worse. So if I ever buy a lottery ticket and win (I hear you have to actually buy a ticket to win) - I'll move some place where the temperatures stay between 60 and 85 year round.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:40 AM

Janey, when you find out where that nice temperature place is, let me know, I'm moving too!

KKKL1941 - Welcome to the Forums! I'm a morning shopper too. Up here in the Denver area, the mornings are usually pretty nice, noon is just about OK, but come 2pm, forget it. You can see the heat waves rising off the pavements.

I've gotten very over-age flower child these days and try to wear loose, gauzy tops with long sleeves and not-tight pants. The materials are thin enough I don't over heat and the little bit of covering keeps me from chilling.

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