Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke: Know The Difference

MONDAY

With the temperatures peaking in the upper 90's, it's super important that we are making smart decisions about our outdoor exposure.  Below is a brief summary on heat exhaustion/stroke. Read it over and be smart!!!

Heat exhaustion is usually accompanied by a fever no higher than 104 degrees Fahrenheit, excessive thirst, nausea, fainting, cool and clammy skin, weakness, muscle aches, heavy sweating, slow heartbeat and dizziness.

Heatstroke may develop following heat exhaustion if the condition is not treated. It occurs when the body’s temperature rises and the cooling system stops working. This potentially life-threatening condition is characterized by nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, fatigue, rapid heart rate, hot and dry skin, shortness of breath and decreased urination.

We recommend keeping outdoor activity to a minimum and shift activities towards the cooler parts in the day. Please make sure you are drinking plenty of hydrating fluids and avoiding over consuption of caffinated beverages.  You can monitor your urine color to make sure you are optimally hydrated. 

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Workout of the Day

15 Minute AMRAP:

30 Air Squats

20 HSPU

10 Deadlifts (225/155)