Drinking water while you're in the sun isn't enough to keep your body from suffering a heat stroke. It can happen to all people of all ages whose bodies get too heated. 


Let's start with the most important thing, here.

Symptoms of a heat stroke:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Seizures

for more symptoms and warning signs, see WebMD's article.


Ada County Paramedics have our back. Since the weather has been and will be really hot, they want us to know that staying hydrated is important but not just when you're out in the sun.


How to avoid heat stroke: 

Hydrate. Not just bringing a bottle of water with you and sipping from it throughout the day. We're talking like the kinds you see people who are training cary I was just talking with someone about hydrating before Boise Music Festival. You have to do it before the fact. That's what the paramedics are saying, too. At least a liter an hour while you're outside but really making sure you choose water over everything. Plus, your skin will look so good. Sorry, that was a personal note. You with me?


Want to just stay inside and stay cool pretending it's the dead of winter and we can't go outside? Let's think back to those days where we were trying to figure out how to shovel snow off our roof and breathe through the frigid air that was turning our lungs into some sort of glaciers. We wanted this, right?