The heat of summer has definitely arrived in Southwest Louisiana as it has in many other areas of the world.
Physical activity stresses the body, but heat increases that stress even more. Although, acclimatizing can reduce the severity of stress on your body, it's not likely that can be done every time. The effects include anything from heat rash to heat stroke.
Some of the warning signs to look for include:
By consistently drinking lots of pure water and taking your time when introducing your body to a new environment you can minimize the stress of heat. Make sure to get some rest and relaxation to give your body time to heal itself.
Nicky Stansbury is the owner of La Palmera Spa & Nicholyn Coaching. She loves motivating people and helping them manage their stress appropriately.