Posted by IonLoop on June 27, 2013
Heat exhaustion occurs when the body is unable to keep itself cool, usually related to factors such as high temperatures, humidity and strenuous physical activities. As we launch into the heat of summer, we’d like to share some info about this condition to help the many IonLoop customers who are active outdoors keep their cool this summer.
Heat exhaustion may bring your temperature up to 104 degrees and may be accompanied by nausea, headache, vomiting, fainting, weakness and clammy skin. Heat exhaustion may lead to heat stroke, which sends your body temperature above 104 degrees and becomes life threatening. During heat stroke, it is common for the body to stop sweating, and people may experience brain damage and organ failure.
Primarily, heat exhaustion is caused from the body’s inability to cool itself. There are several things that can increase the chances of heat exhaustion:
In nature, positive ions (energy drainers) come from the sun’s UV rays. Negative ion wristbands like the IonLoop silicone magnet bracelet are believed to offer benefits that keep the body in a healthier state. While we do not specifically market the IonLoop as a method to prevent heat exhaustion, our customers continually reportthat these sport wristbands provide them:
Listen to your body! If your muscles start cramping, head to a cooler area and drink fluids. This is the first sign of heat exhaustion. Physical activity is important, but your complete physical well-being is even more important.
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