Hydration Is Key At The AT&T National (Video)
Bradley Wilt, a local firefighter and paramedic, said it is important for AT&T National spectators to drink plenty of water.
More tips to beat the heat:
Pre-hydrate, hydrate and re-hydrate.
Drink plenty of fluids in advance, during and after activities and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate.
Dress for the heat.
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect some of the sun’s energy. Limit your direct exposure to the sun and wear a hat for extra protection.
Remember, heat stroke is a medical emergency that can be fatal if not treated promptly. The American Red Cross advises that warning signs can vary among individuals but common signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke include:
– Heavy sweating
– Muscle cramps
– Pulse rate: fast and weak
– Breathing: fast and shallow
– Nausea or vomiting
– Headache and/or dizziness
– An extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees)
– The absence of sweating
– Rapid pulse
– Difficulty breathing
– Throbbing headache
– Strange behavior and/or hallucinations
– Confusion, agitation and disorientation