When our body temperature rises dangerously, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting and headache signal the dangers of heat stress on our bodies. At risk are the elderly and the very young, those who must work outside and those enjoying their Summer vacations with increased outside physical activity. People who take certain medications are more susceptible to heat stress.
Heat stress takes a toll on our bodies and can lead to heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. Sports drinks help, but there are more steps you can take to prevent heat exhaustion. Here are some tips to prevent heat exhaustion from advancing into heat stroke.
Image: Summer in March 2012 North America; image in the Public Domain