LIME REALTY GROUP wants to remind everyone about the dangers of Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion.  

We live in a rather special area and because of that summertime for us can be a difficult subject.  We’ve had a mild Spring lasting much longer than usual.  Because of that, when summer temperatures finally set in, they did so almost overnight.  That dramatic shift in temperature can have a number of effects you might not think were caused by a change in temp.  

You may have found yourself feeling tired and physically exhausted.  It might have even seemed like you were starting to come down with a cold or a flu bug.  Low energy is another symptom many have recently experienced.

One thing you need to remember is these are all symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke as well.  In order to avoid this, you need to make sure you follow some simple guidelines that can mean the difference between having a horrible experience and enjoying your summer in Southern Utah.

1. Stay hydrated.  This one thing cannot be stressed enough.  Drinking plenty of water is the best way to avoid dehydration, but if you feel like you’re starting to get dehydrated, there are sports drinks like gatorade out there specially designed to replenish the electrolytes your body is loosing in the hot weather.

2. Avoid the Heat of the day.  Usually, the mid-afternoon is when the weather is the most extreme in temperature.  If you take steps to avoid being outside during this period, you can avoid the worst heat part of the day and that goes a long way to making sure your body retains the hydration it needs to keep it functioning properly.  This is an important step to remember especially if you plan on being physically active during the day.  Making sure you enjoy your activities in the morning or evening times will help you achieve your goals without running the same level of risk as doing them during when the temperature is hottest.

3. Try to plan activities for indoor climate controlled areas.  If at all possible, try to make your activities ones that can occur in a climate controlled environment.  Even in a gym you’ll fare better than you will outdoors during these months.

4. Be aware of extreme heat warnings.  Paying attention to news alerts of extreme heat periods will also help you avoid being out during periods of time that may prove to be hazardous to your health.  Take some time to be aware of what’s happening in your area weather wise.

Following just these few simple steps can go a long way to ensuring you have the best possible experience this summer in our beautiful region!  Take care and stay hydrated!