Staying Active when the Weather is Hot

While the heat can make it challenging to motivate yourself to participate in physical activity, moving around is still vital to maintaining good health. Here are some tips to help you stay active when the dog days of summer hit: Take outdoor walks in the evening when the sun is coming up or going down. Stay indoors during the middle of the day when temperatures can be at their highest. Exercise indoors. Find a local senior center that offers group classes in buildings with central air … [Read more...]

Hydrating to stay Healthy

Drinking water throughout the day can be a difficult habit to form, but it's especially important when the temperatures begin to rise throughout the spring and summer. While the effects of dehydration on your health can be dire, you can easily prevent dehydration by taking some simple steps to ensure you are taking in enough fluids for your body to carry out its normal functions. Determine how much water you should drink in order to replace any lost fluids. Be sure to monitor how much you … [Read more...]

Your Health and the Heat

Summertime in the South is a pleasant time for many, but with the warmer temperatures and longer days, our health can suffer from potential heat exhaustion and overexposure to the sun. Throughout July and August, All Care Home Health will be providing tips on how to cope with higher temps. First, it's important to educate yourself on when you could be at risk for heat related illnesses. Here is some general information to make you aware of potential negative effects on your body from hot … [Read more...]