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Latest Post from Fitness Tips for Women Blog, GetFitDaily.com, Announces …

GetFitDaily offers women around the world the latest weight loss tips and women’s exercises. In her latest blog post, Stacy Carlo announces how a person can help their favorite charity just by working out.

Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

GetFitDaily.com is one of the world’s most visited Fitness Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and advice to women, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email.

Today, Stacy Carlo at GetFitDaily published her latest post, titled “Help Your Favorite Charity by Working Out!”

Fitness fans can access the new blog post here:

http://getfitdaily.com/help-your-favorite-charity-working-out/

In her latest blog post, Stacy introduces her readers to a new iPhone App which tracks the miles a person runs, walks or bikes and donates the money to the users’ charity of choice.

The free App is called Charity Miles.

“It does all the tracking for you and donates ten cents per mile for biking and twenty-five cents for every mile you walk or run. How cool is this” Stacy says.

Stacy explains that a GPS logs the distances covered and all information is shared via Facebook and Twitter. Nine charities are built into the App and include Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America.

She goes on to mention that the creators of Charity Miles see it as an excellent alternative to regular marketing. Also, by aggregating the followers of many charities, the App’s creators are able to offer sponsors a better deal.

“I think the people who are in charge of advertising like to spend their budgets on things that do social good” the Founder of the App told Mashable.com.

Concluding her latest blog post, Stacy explains why Apps such as Charity Miles have the potential to become so huge.

“In today’s economy, it can be really hard for some of us to set aside money for helping others. I think this app is a great way to donate money to a great cause and get super-motivated to work out at the same time” she says.

Where can female fitness fans learn more? Fitness fans can get Fitness Tips by subscribing to GetFitDaily for free. Visit their daily tips website at GetFitDaily.com.

GetFitDaily (™) thinks this is important information forfemale fitness fans and asks them to Like our Page on Facebook to learn exclusive daily fitness and weight losstips, tricks, and news about getting the most from your passion. “We’d appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst female fitness fans,” says Stacy Carlo.

Like this? Check out GetFitDaily’s last article: Latest Post from Fitness Tips for Women Blog, GetFitDaily.com, Announces New Information on Sleep and Weight Loss

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A safe sweat

ST. PETERSBURG

He calls himself “The Sweatmaker.”

Andre Hudson, a 40-year-old personal trainer from St. Petersburg, runs a series of popular speed and agility clinics for athletes from elementary school to the college level.

“Sure it’s hot,” says Hudson. “But this is Florida. If you are going to play in the heat, you should train in the heat. Get used to it.”

Hudson’s training sessions, which typically take place under the midday sun, range from 45 minutes to an hour. The challenge, he says, is to condition the body while avoiding dangerous heat-related illnesses such heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

“I work ‘em, give ‘em a break, work ‘em, give ‘em a break,” he said. “They exercise, hydrate and rest . . . exercise, hydrate and rest.”

Keeping hydrated is a key

Whether your chosen fitness program is boot camp at noon or water aerobics at dusk, you have to make sure to drink enough fluid for peak performance and good health.

There is no magic formula to how much an athlete should drink during an exercise session, but Dr. Carlos Rodriguez, director of sports medicine at Bayfront Medical Center, said thirst isn’t a reliable guidepost when you’re working out and quickly losing hydration.

“Thirst is not an indicator of decreased body fluid,” Rodriguez said. “You could lose more than a liter of water before you even begin to feel thirsty, and by then you are probably already suffering the adverse effects of dehydration.”

Hudson said he evaluates each athlete he trains individually. Heat tolerance, like overall fitness, varies from person to person.

“If you have somebody who spends a lot of time outdoors, playing and working, they will naturally do better than somebody who sits in an air-conditioned house all day,” he said. “So the important thing is to go at your own pace and slowly acclimatize.”

If you are just starting an outdoor exercise program, take it slow, Rodriguez said.

“Run in the morning or the evening when it is a little cooler and you don’t have to deal with the heat from the sun,” he said.

Though it might seem tempting to wear as little as possible in the heat, Hudson tells his athletes to cover up.

“I wear a long-sleeve shirt that wicks away moisture,” he added. “I also never run without a hat. It is amazing how something so simple can keep you so much cooler.”

Many running gear manufacturers have clothing items touted to actually make you cooler. But in general, any of the high-tech, synthetic fabrics will wick away sweat and assist the body’s natural cooling process.

Look for gear with a UPF (Universal Protection Factor) of 30 or more, which helps block the harmful rays of the sun. If you insist on cotton, generally dark colors and tighter weaves block sun better than light-colored, loose weaves. But even a plain, white cotton T-shirt is better than no shirt at all.

When it comes to sports drinks, the physician and the speed coach part ways.

“I don’t think there is anything better than water, at least for the first hour of exercise,” Dr. Rodriguez said. “Your body does a pretty good job of managing electrolytes.”

“The Sweatmaker” prefers sports drinks. “The sugar, the electrolytes, help keep you going, and more importantly, keep you from cramping,” he said.

Rodriguez noted that an athlete, particularly a runner in an organized road race, can drink too much and overhydrate. The condition, known as hyponatremia or water intoxication, throws off the body’s natural balance of electrolytes, in some cases with fatal results.

“It used to be a problem in some of the longer running races where they had water stations every mile,” he said. “But today, I think runners are more conscious of the dangers of drinking too much water and don’t overhydrate.”

Rodriguez said it is important for athletes, and their coaches or trainers, to learn the signs of heat exhaustion, such as weakness, shortness of breath, goose bumps, profuse sweating, flushing, irritability, headache, nausea and vomiting.

If you notice these symptoms, stop exercising, seek out a cooler, shady place, remove excess clothing, hydrate. Seek medical attention if symptoms linger.

In general, Hudson believes it is important for athletes to listen to their bodies.

“If you need to stop and rest in the shade, do it,” he said. “I build at least two or three breaks into every training session, and I make sure my athletes know it is okay to stop and sit it out if they are feeling weak or dizzy.”

“I work with several pro athletes,” Hudson added. “And even they have to stop and take a break every once in a while.”

Article source: http://www.tampabay.com/features/fitness/tips-for-exercising-outside-in-blazing-summer-heat/1237904

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Portland Personal Trainer Kisar Dhillon Offers 3 Quick Fat Blasting Fitness Tips

Summer is here and staying in shape is a must for those beach goers, outdoor enthusiasts and for those who get the privilege of having the summer months off from school or work. Staying lean and trim can be a challenge and here are 3 quick fat loss tips to kick start the summer!

Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

Fitness expert and Portland personal trainer, Kisar Dhillon, has a few tips that can be used to shed more fat off the body in order to stay fit in those swim suits and bikinis all summer long.

Fat Blasting Tip No. 1 – Make sure when doing cardiorespiratory exercise that the heart rate and intensity is high enough that watching television or reading a book is very challenging. Use the talk test, if the ability to speak a few words to get the point across is understood, then the right intensity is probably achieved. If no words can be spoken, then the intensity is too hard, but if a full conversation is being done during the exercise, then the intensity is too easy.

Fat Blasting Tip No. 2    - When doing resistance training, incorporate some high intensity interval training (HIIT). A lot of these types of routines can be done without external resistance and solely body weight. This is a great way to utilize those fast twitch muscles fibers in conjunction with expending a lot of calories within in a small duration. Furthermore, when working with a personal trainer, they will make sure the person doing this type of training has a good fitness base level. This is so important because having a good fitness base will require proper technique and biomechanics so injury is minimized when doing this type of high intense exercise.

Fat Blasting Tip No. 3 – When yearning for that lean, ripped, six pack look, make sure the food that is being ingested is healthy. Leaning out and wanting to look shredded requires a person to eat cleaner or healthier than someone who is just working out for better health and wellness. The food diet plays a critical role in achieving this look, so work with a Portland personal trainer and a registered dietician to get an exact food and fitness plan. Lastly, make sure fiber intake is adequate enough to make sure the entire digestive tract is working at its most efficient level. When fiber intake is neglected, that is when the bloating look appears and it is not good for the body if waste removal is not at its most optimal level.

These three quick fat blasting tips are perfect for anyone who is looking to stay lean, trim and looking good for the summer months. Remember, just because it is summer does not give people an excuse just to look awesome for summer. Maintaining a great physique, excellent health and wellness and a consistent fitness routine should be a priority all year long. We all know that in the winter months, it rains and snows in a lot of areas in the United States, especially in Portland, Oregon. If this is something that challenges the motivation component, then maybe consult a local fitness expert or Portland Oregon personal trainer to overcome that obstacle.

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Article source: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Portland-Personal-Trainer-Kisar-Dhillon-Offers-3-3673161.php

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Lexington ‘American Ninja Warrior’ contestant shares tips for keeping fit

Lexington’s Brendan Kelly, former Henry Clay football player and a contender to become the first American Ninja Warrior, knows how to stay in shape.

“I burn a lot of calories, I work out so much” said Kelly, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 165 pounds. “I eat around 5,000 calories a day.”

Kelly, 22, was one of hundreds who sought to be part of the extreme competition, which will end with the first American Ninja Warrior winning a $500,000 prize and eternal bragging rights.

The first round of the show, which featured an extreme obstacle course, found Kelly advancing to the regional finals.

Kelly, a fifth-year senior who’s a track and football standout at University of the Cumberlands, plans to open an extreme fitness gym someday. He shares these fitness tips:

Create a regimen and be committed to it. As a college athlete, Kelly has “a very scheduled program, five days a week,” but even when he isn’t in training, he knows the importance of making fitness a scheduled part of his day.

Be accountable to someone or something. Kelly suggests joining an exercise group, getting a workout buddy or simply being accountable to someone. When’s he’s not training at school, for instance, he sends his coach a text after every workout.

Set goals and push yourself. Kelly’s goal is “to be a national champion before I leave college.” But, he said, people can set a goal that forces them out of their comfort zone, even if it’s just adding distance to a run or weight during a workout.

Eat a healthful diet and stay away from soft drinks. Kelly is opposed to drinking soft drinks. The sugar is fattening and the caffeine can drain you, he said. He said that if most people cut sugary drinks out of their diets, they could lose 10 to 15 pounds.

Replenish your body after a workout. Kelly says chocolate milk is a great post-workout drink, with just the right amount of protein and a little bit of fat to rebuild muscle.

Have fun with your workout. Kelly prefers to exercise to the music of the band Linkin Park.

Even if you don’t see gains right away, stick with it. Kelly said he has been blessed with a positive outlook but knows it takes patience and perseverance to attain goals, in and out of the gym. If you have a setback, he said, “there’s no point in dwelling on it;” just keep moving, trying to improve.

Mary Meehan: (859) 231-3261. Twitter: @bgmoms. Blog: BluegrassMoms.com.

Article source: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/25/2237860/fitness-tips-american-ninja-warrior.html

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Latest Post from Fitness Tips for Women Blog, GetFitDaily.com, Announces …

GetFitDaily offers women around the world the latest weight loss tips and women’s exercises. In her latest blog post, Stacy Carlo announces how a person can help their favorite charity just by working out.

Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

GetFitDaily.com is one of the world’s most visited Fitness Tips blogs. Offering daily tips and advice to women, information can be read directly from their blog, or via a daily digest email.

Today, Stacy Carlo at GetFitDaily published her latest post, titled “Help Your Favorite Charity by Working Out!”

Fitness fans can access the new blog post here:

http://getfitdaily.com/help-your-favorite-charity-working-out/

In her latest blog post, Stacy introduces her readers to a new iPhone App which tracks the miles a person runs, walks or bikes and donates the money to the users’ charity of choice.

The free App is called Charity Miles.

“It does all the tracking for you and donates ten cents per mile for biking and twenty-five cents for every mile you walk or run. How cool is this” Stacy says.

Stacy explains that a GPS logs the distances covered and all information is shared via Facebook and Twitter. Nine charities are built into the App and include Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America.

She goes on to mention that the creators of Charity Miles see it as an excellent alternative to regular marketing. Also, by aggregating the followers of many charities, the App’s creators are able to offer sponsors a better deal.

“I think the people who are in charge of advertising like to spend their budgets on things that do social good” the Founder of the App told Mashable.com.

Concluding her latest blog post, Stacy explains why Apps such as Charity Miles have the potential to become so huge.

“In today’s economy, it can be really hard for some of us to set aside money for helping others. I think this app is a great way to donate money to a great cause and get super-motivated to work out at the same time” she says.

Where can female fitness fans learn more? Fitness fans can get Fitness Tips by subscribing to GetFitDaily for free. Visit their daily tips website at GetFitDaily.com.

GetFitDaily (™) thinks this is important information forfemale fitness fans and asks them to Like our Page on Facebook to learn exclusive daily fitness and weight losstips, tricks, and news about getting the most from your passion. “We’d appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst female fitness fans,” says Stacy Carlo.

Like this? Check out GetFitDaily’s last article: Latest Post from Fitness Tips for Women Blog, GetFitDaily.com, Announces New Information on Sleep and Weight Loss

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebgetfitdaily/fitnesstips/prweb9634575.htm

Article source: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Latest-Post-from-Fitness-Tips-for-Women-Blog-3659919.php

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Fitness tips to get into shape this summer – KGBT

It’s summertime and most women want to know how to get that beach ready body.

Sometimes life gets in the way like work and household chores which makes working out difficult.

Action 4 News went to The Bod Squad Training in Harlingen to gain some fitness tips.

Bod Squad owner Renea Perez demonstrated various workouts that women can incorporate into their everyday lives.

She gave advice on how to exercise at work, pre-natal workout routines and exercises to do while you are home with the kids.

Renea showed how to tone legs, arms, abdominals and how to do various cardio routines.

Nutrition also plays a key role in the “getting healthy” process, and Renea suggests that women eat multiple fat-burning foods throughout the day.

These foods include salmon, almonds and celery.

Weight loss goals can be achieved this summer by staying on track, eating right and making each and every workout count.

Article source: http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=770641

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10 Health and Fitness Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs from Jillian Michaels

Finding the time to stay healthy and in shape can be difficult for anyone. But when you’re an entrepreneur who’s work seems to follow you around everywhere, it’s a task that seems nearly impossible. As business owners, it’s easy to forget that you have to take care of yourself too. Just like your business, your body needs care and attention in order to properly function. Leading a healthy lifestyle will benefit both you and your business in the long run as healthy people tend to be happier and more productive.

I recently spoke with Jillian Michaels, bestselling author, television personality, advocate and entrepreneur. Her latest DVD, Jillian Michaels Killer Abs, will be released in September 2012. Here are her tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a busy schedule:

1) When traveling, to maintain your exercise regimen try the following: Pick a hotel that has a gym, but if that’s not possible buy a guest pass at a local gym for a nominal fee. Also, travel with resistance tubing. It’s cheap, light weight and in conjunction with your own body weight resistance you can get a thourough full body workout even in the smallest of hotel rooms.

2) If you have the means, consider a healthy meal-delivery program. This takes all the guesswork out of weight loss weight management. A great, fresh, gourmet, national, calorie-controlled, food-delivery program is Freshology.  Freshology has gotten me through the busiest days and the craziest schedules without gaining a pound. They will even deliver to at a hotel which allows you to stay trim when on the road.

3) Sleep. Find a way to get more of it!  Sleep will not only help you trim down your waistline but it will enhance your overall health exponentially. Schedule in sleep hours like you would schedule important meetings and prioritize it. Do not compromise sleep. 7-8 hours a night is ideal. You’ll notice that you not only feel better, but you will perform better at work.

4) Creating time for exercise with your busy schedule is crucial to maintain a healthy body and a sharp mind. Try to block out a minimum of four 30 – 60 (minute) exercise sessions a week. What I do is get one session in on the weekend, one session in on the lunch hour, one in the morning before work, and one in early evening after work.

5) Multitask. Although this is not ideal, I have been guilty of it many times and for busy people it can be a necessary evil.

  • Carry on business conversations while you’re climbing stairs on the StairMaster.
  • Answer e-mails while peddling away on the bike.
  • Read or dictate business proposals and briefs while you’re busting it on the treadmill. You get the idea.


6) Motivation.
Often with ambitious business people, fitness can fall by the wayside. You must appreciate the transcendent power and effect of physical health and strength on your personal and professional affluence and wellness. In order to make and keep your physical health a top priority write down all the benefits fitness will provide in all facets of your life. From boosting confidence, to increasing energy, to rocking a power suit. Whatever your reasons, post them around your home and office then refer to them when you feel like skipping out on your workout.

7) Find creative ways of getting more activity while you’re working. For example: wear a headset and pace while on conference calls.  Standing burns twice as many calories as sitting. Also, try the obvious clichés – deliver email messages to coworkers in person, take the stairs not the elevator, get up from your desk and stretch every hour on the hour. Although this is no substitute for a regular exercise regimen, it’s better than nothing at all.

8) Business lunch and dinners can be a tremendous threat to your weight-loss or weight-management regimen. Here are a few strategies to help get you through:

  • Pick a healthier restaurant so, at the very least, you’ll have low-calorie options.
  • Schedule business dinners earlier in the day to avoid consuming high-calorie meals right before bedtime. In addition, an earlier meal is lends itself less to cocktails which will save you tons of calories.  Also, If you’re imbibing, choose alcoholic beverages without high-calorie mixers like vodka/soda water, a glass of wine, tequila on the rocks or a martini.

9) Never compromise your regular check ups. Early detection is key in the prevention of nearly every medical condition, from heart disease to cancer to bone loss. Make sure your assistant schedules these appointments in your calendar in pen.

10) As a professional you should truly appreciate the importance of this message: Knowledge is power. Educate yourself on calorie counting and label reading so you can make informed choices that effect powerful results and positive change. I suggest a calorie-counting app on your phone or a $6.00 pocket calorie counter that you can travel with anywhere and everywhere.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2012/06/28/10-health-and-fitness-tips-for-busy-entrepreneurs-from-jillian-michaels/

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Tips on dealing with poison ivy

Think of it as the cockroach of the weed world. Poison ivy thrives in extreme heat and drought, and spreads through the most casual of contact. And like the crunchy insect pests, it can seem impossible to eradicate.

With all of summer’s outdoor activity, we’re scratching our information itch by looking at what threats the weed poses and how those threats can be avoided, or at least mitigated and treated.

What causes the itch? Urushiol oil is present in all parts of the poison ivy plant, and you’ll know whether you’ve come in contact with it. Most people will develop an itchy, blistering rash. The more you’ve come in contact, the more allergic you’re likely to become.

This rash might not develop until 12 to 24 hours after contact, when it’s too late to take steps to prevent or lessen the effects, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

How do I get it? Poison ivy’s leaves grow in clusters of three, and it sprouts green-yellow flowers in the spring.

And there are surprising ways to become infected with it.

Many people get it by using gas or electric trimmers, says Trisha Shirey, an organic gardener and director of Flora Fauna at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas. “They don’t know they’ve weeded poison ivy and then they handle the trimmer head and get it that way.”

What do I do after exposure? If you do notice you’ve been exposed to the vine, there are some immediate steps you can take:

■ Rinse your skin with lukewarm (not hot) water. It is possible to remove some of the oil.

■ Wash tools and any clothing that might have come in contact with the vine. Oil remaining on these surfaces can re-infect.

■ Bathe your pets. Although they won’t develop allergic reactions, critters can transfer urushiol oil from their hair or fur to humans or onto surfaces with which owners might come in contact.

How do I ease the itch? Once a rash has developed, there are ways to ease your suffering, which can last for several weeks.

Don’t worry about scratching the rash and then transferring it to other parts of your body. Once a rash has developed, that can’t happen. Further outbreaks are a delayed result of the original exposure.

The dermatology association recommends oatmeal or baking soda baths, calamine lotion, cool showers and compresses, and oral antihistamines to relieve the intense itching. The academy warns that topical antihistamines, however, can make the rash and itching worse.

Shirey uses a skin cleanser called Tecnu, formulated to remove urushiol after exposure but before a rash develops. It’s available at most drugstores and at TEClabsinc.com, which has a $2 printable coupon.

When the cleanser is not enough, she adds a white or green clay facial mask. She mixes the clay with water, applies it to the rash, allows it to dry, rinses it with cool water and repeats until the redness and irritation are gone.

“Usually within two or three applications, you’ll see a marked difference in the irritation and itching,” she says.

If you have a serious reaction that includes difficulty breathing and swallowing, or swelling — especially to the face — seek immediate medical attention. Severe cases might require steroid ointments or antibiotics.

How do I get rid of it? Getting rid of the noxious weed is tough but not impossible, Shirey says. The key is to literally nip the problem in the bud.

“One of the ways it gets transmitted is with birds, so you’ll find young sprouts coming up here and there, and the best thing to do is to get that sprout out by the root before it has a chance to grow,” Shirey says.

If you just trim, the weed will rebound to be stronger. “I’ll use several layers of gloves and actually dig the root out and seal it up in a plastic bag and throw it in the trash,” she says.

Shirey uses a dandelion weeder and says the roots come out more easily after a rain.

She also uses sprays but avoids commercial products, preferring her own eco-friendly mixture (see recipe below). She applies it on hot, sunny days (so rain won’t wash it off) and begins to see the leaves become crisp and brown within 20 minutes. “Sometimes they will resprout, and so you hit them again until those roots just kind of tire out,” she says.

Burning poison ivy is not recommended. “The oil is volatile in smoke,” Shirey says, “and you can inhale it into your lungs and get very, very ill.”

Article source: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/23/2235331/tips-on-dealing-with-poison-ivy.html

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Colorado heat exhaustion cases rise; tips on how to stay cool

Colorado heat exposure and exhaustion cases are on the rise, according to doctors working emergency rooms and taking phone calls from vulnerable patients. Today’s blog will walk through some of the worries about heat exhaustion and heat stroke, with Dr. Richard Zane, an emergency medicine expert at University of Colorado Hospital.

After a string of 100-degree days on the Front Range, University and other local hospitals are seeing more patients who were already susceptible to heat-related maladies. The record temperatures pushed their bodies over the edge.

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High heat is fanning flames and patient exhaustion

“If you have a normal physiology that deals with heat, you go outside, you’re well-hydrated, you sweat,” Zane said. “For the elderly or those with diseases, they don’t have that reserve. They will have heat-related emergencies much sooner than their healthy counterparts.” The same is true for kids, he added; people at both ends of the age extremes, and those in the middle with underlying conditions, need to take extra care.

There’s a difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke, Zane noted. With heat exhaustion, victims can often deal with it short of an ER visit, by going inside, finding a cooler, darker spot to rest. They should drink more fluids and replace their electrolytes.

Heat stroke is an emergency condition, “when the body loses ability to deal with heat and has an exaggerated response,” Zane said. “They will stop sweating, have organ failure and very high temperatures. Left untreated, it can have very high mortality rates,” Zane said. Those patients with real heat stroke may need IV liquids and “active external cooling,” perhaps even extending to ice packs placed around the body.

The path from heat exhaustion to heat stroke is a continuum, he noted. Patients with heat exhaustion already made vulnerable by diabetes, heart conditions and high blood pressure “become more fragile” at high outdoor temperatures.

Zane offered the following tips to prevent either exhaustion or descent into stroke:

++ Stay in relative cool.That doesn’t have to be 75 degree chill; with Colorado’s dry air, anything in the 80s in the shade is pleasant enough.

++ Send the kids to day camp with suncreen, loose-fitting clothing, hats and lots of water bottles. Let them rest frequently, and make sure they are using their water stops to take gulps. Sunburn severely exacerbates heat conditions, Zane warned.

++ When smoke is an irritant, consult a physician before trying an “N-95″ particulate mask. The mask can filter some particles, but they are designed for stopping infectious diseases, not for comfort in a heat wave, Zane said. Wearing a close-fitting mask can make breathing more difficult, which is the opposite of the kind of restful cool many vulnerable patients need.

National Jewish is also hearing from more patients sensitive to smoke and to ground-level ozone that builds up on high-temperature days. One of the frequent questions medical people are getting is whether there are long-term impacts of Coloradans breathing smoke-tainted air for much of the summer. The short answer, for most people, is “no.” Minor irritation is temporary, and the body fully recovers. Long-term damage would come from frequent severe exposure, along the lines of firefighters with heavy time on the front lines, or acute cases of homeowner smoke inhalation close to an active fire.

The respiratory specialty center has commentary and advice on its web site.

Article source: http://blogs.denverpost.com/health/2012/06/27/colorado-heat-exhaustion-cases-rise-tips-stay-cool/1181/

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Local seniors get fitness tips to stay active

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A fitness center in Roseburg is working to show its patrons that being healthy can continue into senior years.

Active Life Fitness Center is a non-profit that specializes in helping seniors and people with disabilities stay active.

Members can walk, lift weights, bike and more.

All of the exercises are monitored, and tailored to a person’s abilities.

While officials say it’s important for people to keep moving, they say that getting together to work out helps more than just a person’s physical health.

Holly Locke, the manager of Active Life, says the program is working well. “They have great camaraderie here with a lot of other people that are in their same position,” she said. “And so, I think actually the social aspect is just as important as the physical aspect.”

The center is run by volunteers and on donations, and Locke says they’re always accepting new members.

Article source: http://www.kpic.com/news/local/Local-seniors-get-fitness-tips-to-stay-active-160579545.html

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