Wellness/Fitness Thread for 6/26-03

  1. Well! It appears that one day we were mired in mud and rain and then BAM! Summer blew the door wide open.

    With the temperatures soaring into the 90s, we have to be careful when outside that we do not cause a heat injury to ourselves.

    Proper hydration plays a key role in remaining well and healthy in the sweltering temperatures. Water is a good start but with the humidity and heat index we must be cautious not to wash all the sodium out of our systems. This is where sports drinks come in. Gatorade, Powerade, WalMart's brand of Gatorade, Capri Sun...there is even a sugar free one for diabetics. A beverage fortified with sodium and potassium will help keep you hydrated while active out in the heat.

    Wise and prudent advice: plan your activities for early in the day or early evening, limit one's activity during the heat of the day, listen to the weather for ozone advisories and the latest heat index. And if you must go out, take your beverage with you, take frequent rests in the shade, monitor your pulse rate and make sure you cool down properly.....and wear sun screen and protective eyewear, too!

    Hey! Don't forget your precious furry pals in this heat too....they need extra care as well as you.......animals are just as suseptible to heat injuries as humans!

    The South American culture was smart.....that afternoon siesta was not just for shammin........

    I find grapefruit juice refreshing and I have an affinity for Fresca when the weather turns hot and I concocted a grapfruit juice spritzer...you could however use a flavored seltzer water in place of the Fresca......Here's to quenching your thrist...La Chiam! CHEERS!!!!

    Graprfruit Juice Spritzer

    Reby Red Grapefruit Juice (NOT from concentrate)
    Fresca Soda
    chilled glass of your size preference

    Fill chilled glass 1/2 to 1/3 full of juice and fill remander of glass with soda......Bottoms up!


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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Originally posted by UntamedSpirit
    Well! It appears that one day we were mired in mud and rain and then BAM! Summer blew the door wide open.

    With the temperatures soaring into the 90s, we have to be careful when outside that we do not cause a heat injury to ourselves.

    Wise and prudent advice: plan your activities for early in the day or early evening, limit one's activity during the heat of the day, ...

    And if you must go out, take your beverage with you, take frequent rests in the shade, monitor your pulse rate and

    ...make sure you cool down properly..... (!!!)

    ......OK ! You takled me into it ! Out to my kiddie pool I go !
    No furry friends to concern myself with, but my feathered ones would probably like to take a dip... off to the tub to fetch my rubber duckies ! Catch y'all later, I'm going out back to enjoy my day off ! Any one care to join me? Bring the margeritas !
  4. by   nowplayingEDRN


    Regular or strawberry, Jeanette??? I am on my way........hehehehehe!
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm on it! Friends are coming for a healthy dinner at my home tonight then it's off to dance. Hubby and I will jog afterward.

    No problem keeping out of the sun for this pale chick .

    My face is puckering at the grapefruit drink lol. Sounds great!
  6. by   nowplayingEDRN
    You make be getting pucker power Marcey but it is not so tart with the Fresca added in......but then pucker power is good exercise for the lips......and you can easily get a partner to participate in that exercise

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