Enjoying Weekend Festivities While Combating the Heat
Temperatures are forecasted to be record breaking both on Friday and Saturday which means you’ll want to be prepared if you plan on spending lots of time outdoors.
Being out in the heat this weekend could be taxing on the body.
"Definitely the kids and older folks are more susceptible to dehydration," said nurse practitioner Kami Dunbar.
Excerpting makes you more susceptible to heat stroke too.
"I'm nervous about the heat," said runner Hilary Tolotti.
When it first started, the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey was held in July, but now it's in June. It's unusual to be this hot so early on in the season. Hilary is prepared to race though. She's bringing a water pack with her.
"Every couple of miles you need to hydrate," added Tolotti.
Folks at Rapid Recovery Hydration Solutions are ready to help any runners suffering from dehydration too.
"Signs of dehydration are fatigue, headache, increased thirst, and dry mouth," said Dunbar.
If you think you have heat stroke, you would want to call 911.
"Heat stroke can be where you get confused, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, and that is a medical emergency," said Dunbar.
If you plan on going to the Street Vibrations Spring Rally at the Harley-Davidson shop in Reno on Saturday, they've made a few adjustments to make sure people stay cool too.
"We have lots of shade, lots of cool drinks and the best thing is the inside is all air conditioned and cool," said General Manager Ray Wright.
Skateboarder Johnny Garcia loves learning a few tricks on how to handle the heat. He was feeling nauseous and had a headache from being out in the sun too long on Thursday.
"Yesterday was really bad I got super hot and I had to go home early," said Garcia.
It's best to listen to your body and know when something is wrong. You may need more electrolytes which are found in sport drinks or packets.
"Try to avoid things like alcohol or salty foods that worsens dehydration," said Dunbar.
Rapid Recovery Hydration Solutions will be at Idlewild Park almost all day Saturday to assist runners after the race. They can give them fluids through an IV which is what they use at the hospitals. But it's not only the runners that need to stay hydrated this weekend. We all need to be careful.