October 2017

High altitude playgrounds can be enticing and irresistible! Regardless of fitness, extreme changes in your environment can be vitally threatening. Complaints of headache, loss of appetite or nausea, dizziness,  fatigue or lassitude, and insomnia are common symptoms of common illnesses, but in higher elevations can overwhelm quickly in a fight for life. Awareness is critical and fast action imperative. Know before you go. Click here to learn more.

Exertion in the heat presents special circumstances for hydration management and avoidance of injury. The study shows that drinking an ice slurry requires less intake for adequate hydration control rather than needing to consume much larger volumes of cool or room temperature water. This has an important advantage where people are exercising or working in extreme environments and transporting an adequate water supply is imperative but difficult. Click here to learn more.