Beat the heat while at the beach
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:32:00 GMT —
Myrtle Beach Beach Patrol officers say that have not removed anyone off the beach for heat exhaustion in the past two weeks but they do expect the potential to be much higher in the next four or five days with the climbing temperatures.
Dr. John Molnar says the key to beating heat exhaustion is knowing the signs.
"If somebody starts to feel light headed, or weak or nauseated, or they're to starting to get a headache, something like that, it's probably time to go inside," Molnar adds.
Nonetheless, many beach go-ers say the heat wont stop them.
"We're gonna stay out here all day," says vacationer Keith Dry.
Many vacationers come equipped with coolers and umbrellas, determined to soak in all the sun they can and some just use the ocean to stay cool.
"The ocean will cool your body temperature down, but it won't hydrate you, you still have to have fluids to stay hydrated," Dr. Molnar says.
Molnar points out that the biggest key to beating the heat is just to stay hydrated.
"Bring lots of water on a day like this," says Dr. Molnar
He does encourage people enjoying the beach to stay away from alcohol and sugary drinks, like soda, and that water and sport drinks will replace the minerals you lose while sweating.