Ask Mr. Pedometer and Friends…
Q: Mr. Pedometer, do you have any advice on how to stay safe in the heat and still get your steps in when the temperatures climb to triple digits?
A: Don’t stop taking walks outdoors, but take them when it is cooler – early morning or late evening when it is still light out. Avoid being in direct sunlight as much as possible. Pick walking destinations where there is shade.
As always, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. In partnership with East Bay Regional Parks, Kaiser Permanente suggests 6-8 glasses of water per day; carrying a water bottle with you, and eating fruits and vegetables with high water content.
Alameda County sent out an “excessive heat advisory” message, based on the National Weather Service’s forecast this week. Here are some of the things to be aware of:
In the hottest part of the day, it’s a good idea to stay in an air-conditioned space (building or car). However, we still need to plan time to get outdoors and walk – just at cooler hours.
EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE, AND SLEEP WELL TO BE WELL.