For those who think that they will never get heat strokes.
Have you heard of the word “hidden heat stroke?”
Controlling your body temperature in the summer becomes difficult because of the hot temperature, which can cause a heat stroke without notice.
In this article, we will introduce ways to build a body that will avoid hidden heat strokes.
Tips to build a body that avoids hidden heat strokes in the summer
- Six types of people who can easily get hidden heat strokes
- Five points to check if you have hidden heat strokes
- Three situations where you can easily get a hidden heat stroke
- Why do you get hidden heat strokes?
- To avoid hidden heat strokes
Six types of people who can easily get hidden heat strokes
- People with a low muscle mass
Since a large amount of water is preserved inside muscles, a low muscle mass results in less water that can be saved, raising the chance of dehydration just by sweating a little bit. Also, since low muscle mass means a low metabolism rate, the body will not be able to circulate water smoothly.
- People who are slightly obese
Like water and oil not mixing, body fat cannot preserve water.
- People with diarrhea
Diarrhea takes away large amounts of water from the body, making it easy to become dehydrated.
- People who are sensitive to coldness
People who have a low body temperature have a bad blood circulation. Using too much air conditioning or drinking too much cold drinks during summer time will cool down the internal organs, weakening the nutrient absorbing ability of the stomach and intestines.
- People with sticky sweat
Often seen in people who are sensitive to coldness, people who don’t sweat alot have weak sweat glands. Weak sweat gland functions causes excessive sodium and minerals to come out along with sweat.
- People with pagopagia
“Pagopagia” is an illness often seen in women with anemia. When the body does not have enough iron, not enough oxygen is sent to the brain, resulting in a defect in the autonomic nerves, making it difficult for the body to adjust body temperature. This results in an strong urge to eat ice. Large amounts of ice lowers the temperature of the stomach, preventing the body to digest properly.
Five points to check if you have hidden heat strokes
- Your tongue is dry and has a red and black color.
- Your hands are cold.
- Your nails are white, and it takes time for them to become red when you press them down.
- When you pinch your skin of the back of your hand, it takes over three seconds for it to go back to normal.
- You frequently get leg cramps during midnight
If you even have one of the symptoms above, there is a chance that you have a hidden heat stroke.
Three situations where you can easily get a hidden heat stroke
- When your in an airtight apartment.
Many airtight housing complexes such as an apartments have poor ventilation, making your sweat hard to evaporate, and making your body temperature hard to cool down.
- When sleeping
There is a high risk of having a hidden heat stroke even at night. If you hold yourself from drinking water (because you don’t want to wake up to go to the bathroom), you sweat more while sleeping, raising the risk of dehydration.
- While driving
The air inside of a car is very dry, and adding to that the radiation heat will raise your body temperature, creating the risk of a hidden heat stroke.
Why do you get hidden heat strokes?
The biggest cause of a hidden heatstroke is the lack of body water and minerals. During hot and humid seasons, your body fluids sweat out without you even noticing, destroying the body’s mineral balance. Adding to that, just drinking water will not be enough to supplement the lost minerals. To avoid hidden heatstrokes, it is important to stay hydrated while getting a plenty amount of minerals at the same time.
To avoid hidden heat strokes
- Don’t work too hard if your body feels bad.
- Eat three meals a day.
- Get a sufficient amount of sleep.
- Frequently hydrate yourself.
- Take minerals along with hydrating yourself.
Neo Marketing, a company which assists total marketing, did a survey asking 1000 men and women age 20〜69 ” What do you like to drink to supplement minerals to avoid heat strokes?”. Over 60% answered “barley tea that contains minerals”. Barley tea is a very popular drink in Japan, with a refreshing scent and taste. It contains an abundant supply of minerals, and is caffeine free, making it a perfect drink to avoid heat strokes.
We hope you enjoyed “Tips to build a body that avoids hidden heat strokes in the summer”.
Thank you for reading.