As the frizzy mess of hair on my head will tell you, it’s H-O-T and humid out! I’ll say from personal experience: do NOT take this heat and humidity lightly – especially when you’re being active. I went for a 7 mile run with a friend a couple of weeks ago, right smack in the middle of the day (it was around 1:30pm) when the temperature was about 90 degrees. Neither of us had water with us, and it was the first time that I was trying to run that long of a distance outdoors (yes, that’s long for me! But, that’s a topic for another post!) Anyway, we did just about everything you should not do when working out in high heat and humidity. Needless to say, I got pretty sick afterwards and swore that I would never be that dumb again! So, I would like to share a few tips with you about staying active in this heat so that no one else has to experience what I foolishly put myself through:
Don’t make the mistakes I made! Take these simple precautions and enjoy working out in this beautiful summer weather. Do you have tips on how to stay safe when working out this summer? We’d love to hear them.
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Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014 posted on Dec 19
Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014
Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 posted on Dec 12
This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014
Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 posted on Dec 10
The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014