These Hot Summer Days Can Kill You
Amarillo has seen some really crazy heat this summer. It's crazy how many days we hit 100 degrees or more so far.....and it's not even August.
Did you know that heat waves are the deadliest form of extreme weather, it is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. every year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, and floods combined.
So here are some ways that the heat is horrible for your health....
Did you know that you could be on your way to heat exhaustion or heat stroke? If you're out in the heat for too long, it can lead to heavy sweating, clammy skin, dehydration, tiredness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, cramps and a quick, weak pulse.
It can be really dangerous because in really bad cases, it can lead to heat stroke. You need to know that once your body temperature rises to 103 degrees or higher, it can be a fatal medical emergency. So it's important to keep an eye on how long you are out in the extreme heat....and have plenty of water.
The high temperatures can even make us dumber. Several studies have shown that as the temperatures go up we end up performing worse on tests.
It seems weird because I feel the bright sunshine tends to make me happier....but it really can make us depressed. Some researchers ran some studies and found that people were more likely to express depressive feelings as the temperatures rose.
So as we make our way to August....keep an eye on the Texas Panhandle's weather. It could continue to add to those 100 degree days.....so make sure you keep your cool.
How do you keep cool in the summer? Comment below.