Heat Intolerance ... What Steps Can We Make To Get Through It?

It's not news folks... this country is suffering, quite miserably may I add.  Down here where I am, the heat is no stranger during this time of year, however we do tend to get a break every now and then with a cool down of scattered showers but we have been in such a drought that it has just become unbearable.

Like many with autoimmune issues, I have autonomic problems so my thermostat tends to be off.  Heat can be really bad for me also since I don't sweat that well due to the medications I take.  I guess the best I can do is stay indoors and keep as hydrated as possible.  It sure takes the wind out of you though and I tire very easily.

Just some tips to remind me of what I need to do to get through this swelter:

1) Don't forget the sunscreen!
2) Always carry water
3) Stay indoors as much as possible (if can't be indoors, find shade)
4) Park your car in the shade
5) Eat cool foods, less cooking in the kitchen means less heat
6) Stay away from soda or other caffeinated beverages which can be dehydrating
7) Wear a hat


Still Have My Foot In the Door

Wow it's been awhile but I just wanted to let you all know that I'm ok and still here.  Just have been busy and stretched thin these days.  Work work work, house house house (spring cleaning was delayed a couple of months this year).  I was feeling kind of good so I just wanted to dive in but still being mindful not to overdo myself while still getting plenty of rest in between.  I've been also trying to get light exercise in as much as possible and eating more healthier, cleaner foods which is always better for the health, right?  I've even managed to lose about 7 lbs, YAY ME!!!  I need to do more journaling for my soul so you'll be hearing more from me soon!  Cheers :)