Going Swimming? Stay Safe

Long Island Swimming Tips

 

Swimming is a very popular form of exercise, especially during summer with the warmer weather. Swimming can be dangerous if you don’t follow safety precautions.

  • If you are not a strong swimmer, be sure to have a floating device near by. This will help prevent drowning and keeps you out of danger.  Even if swimming is a strong skill of yours, always swim with a partner or a lifeguard near by.

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Tips for avoiding heat exhaustion during your summer workout

Preventing Heat Exhaustion on Long Island

 

Summer can mean a lot of things: Whether it is working for that perfect beach body or moving your indoor workout, outdoors, you have to be careful! Although the weather is gorgeous outside and keep  extreme temperatures can pose a health hazard.

Exercising in hot weather can increase stress on the body.  Overheating causes your body temperature and heart rate to increase. Blood will rush to the skin creating a situation where  not enough blood will go towards the muscles. Overheating can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat exercise associated collapse. All these heat related diseases are not good for the body and can cause fainting, nausea, exhaustion muscles contractions, and more.  To avoid heat effects on the body, it is important to know how to prepare for strenuous summer temperatures and to take care of your body. Continue reading