Summer is in full swing, and with a near-peak number of daylight hours, chances are good that there is still plenty of light left to enjoy once your workday is done. Before you get outside and bask in the sun and heat, check out these I Spy posts that explain how your body responds to hot weather and provide tips to help you stay safe this summer:
- What Happens during Heat Stroke and How to Prevent It—People of any age can develop the inability to regulate their body temperature (heat stroke). Read on to learn what heat stroke is and how to prevent it.
- Out in the Sun? Think about Your Kidneys!—Overheating can reduce blood flow to your kidneys, which, worst-case scenario, could lead to kidney failure. Read tips to prevent kidney damage.
- Does Exercising in Warm Weather Make You Fitter for Cooler Temperature?—Your body needs to adapt to heat, which can make it harder to exercise in hot weather. But it doesn’t necessarily relate to how well you’ll perform on cooler days.
- Water: Can You Get Too Much of a Good Thing?—Technically, it is possible to drink too much water, but most people don’t even come close to that amount. Read the post to learn more about how much and when to drink.
Have a safe, sunny and fun summer!