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Abe F. March
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Registration date : 2008-01-26
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PostSubject: Dealing with the heat   Dealing with the heat EmptySat Jul 27, 2013 8:33 am

The heat wave in Europe continues.  Considering AC is a luxury and that most do not have AC in their homes, it is especially bad.  The change in weather in the past two years is dramatic.  Lots of information now on TV about how to deal with the heat.   People are dying due to the heat and some of the deaths are self-induced, i.e., people jumping into cold water, pools and the sea, the shock to the body causing heart attacks.  Simple common sense things help.  With AC, the temperature inside the house should not be more than 10 degrees cooler than outside.  The body can’t stand the shock.  I remember going to Malls in the States and the cold was shocking.  Clerks often wore sweaters as it was too cold. 
Drinks are another factor.  In the US, people want ice-cold beer and other drinks are swimming in ice.  Drinks should be cool, not cold when the body is hot. Room temperature is recommended.
Sitting with your feet up is another help to keep the heart from over working.  Pumping the blood from the feet is a strain.  Perspiration helps cool the body.   The key to all of this is to avoid extremes in temperature and that means what is taken internally.   Running cool water over the wrists helps to cool down the body.
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with the heat   Dealing with the heat EmptySat Jul 27, 2013 10:48 am

I have an ailment in my foot.  I put my foot on ice.  I found this cools my entire body.  When my air conditioner went on the fritz I would fill a water bottle with ice and lay my wrist on it when I tried to sleep.
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