Don't Let The Heat Stop You Exercising
June 23, 2022
Heat and Exercise
Do you know that exercise in weather can lead to heat stroke?
Heat stroke is a serious condition that requires emergency treatment as it can quickly damage your brain, heart, liver and muscles if left untreated. Tips to avoid heat stroke:
1. Stay hydrated! Drink water often through the day, not just when you are exercising.
2. Wear cool breathable clothing.
3. Exercise outdoors during the early morning or later in the evening. Avoid the middle of the day when the temperature is the hottest.
4. If it is a really hot day, avoid overexertion. Take it slow and steady.
5. Exercise with a friend or make sure someone knows where you are going and how long you expect to be.
It’s exciting to get outside in the summer weather to exercise, but it’s always important to make sure to exercise smartly!
|Stay Aware of Your Body When Exercising! The symptoms of heat stroke are:|
* High body temperature (104 F/40 C or higher)
* Altered mental state or behavior
-confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures & coma
* Alteration in sweating – your skin may feel hot & dry to the touch
* Nausea & vomiting
* Flushed skin
* Rapid breathing
* Racing heart rate
|Let’s talk about injury prevention.|
|Preventative medicine is all the news right now in these covid-times. Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance. But, we want this conversation to go further. July 5th was National Injury Prevention Day.Did you know the total cost of injury in Canada is $29.4 billion in one year. This number is the result of injury, cancer, heart disease, and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in that order. Check out the article by Pamela Fuselli, president and CEO of Parachute, a Canadian charity dedicated to injury prevention. Over the next few weeks we will touch on the unintentional injuries your physiotherapist can help you avoid.|
|Visit Parachute.ca to learn more!|
Physiotherapist and Business Owner Alison Beaton working with a client virtually
|Why Virtual Physio?|
There are many reasons why coming to the clinic may not be possible for you. No matter the reason, we strongly believe that taking action sooner rather than later is better to ensure you optimize your health and comfort and we have the technology to effectively assess and treat you from a distance.What you can expect:Your physiotherapist will listen to your story and discuss your concerns with you and watch you move. Following the assessment, your physiotherapist will educate you on your condition, teach you rehabilitative exercises and/or discuss self-management strategies to improve your condition.