Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cold Facts About The Heat

Cold Facts About The Heat - Craig Macartney
Rating: ***

With the warm weather finally coming in late in the season, the temperature is something on everyone's mind. While the warm weather reduces the chances of hypothermia, heat exhaustion and hyperthermia are definitely two things to keep an eye out for.

Cold Facts About The Heat goes over the three main complications that come with the heat; dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Dehydration comes with being thirsty and head aches but isn't serious. Heat exhaustion comes with cramps, headaches and vomiting and is very serious. Medical attention is advised and lots of water and some salt should be ingested. Heat stroke, the most dangerous of the three can be identified by lack of coordination or unconsciousness. Being much easier avoided than treated, if you see someone unconscious, cool them down anyway possible, as quickly as possible.

Overall this article was a great refresher of things that we went over in class with the warmer temperatures coming in. It was clear and to the point, and will effect how much I'll push myself when outside this spring/summer.

Macartney, Craig. "Cold Facts About The Heat" Ottawa Outdoors - Spring 2013: p. 44.

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