Get Relief From the Sweltering Heat

Most of the Continental United States will be having well-above-average summer temperatures according to the latest outlook from NOAA's climate prediction center.

With hotter temperatures, people who work outside or participate in summer activities need to be careful and look out for signs of heat stress.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were on average 618 deaths per year related to exposure to excessive natural heat.

The most serious of all the heat-related illnesses is heat stroke and this happens when a person's body is unable to control their body temperature. Symptoms include low blood pressure, cool and clammy skin, profuse sweating, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headache, high body temperature, confusion, dizziness and slurred speech.

Other heat-related illnesses are heat cramps caused by inadequate fluid intake and working in a hot environment. This can be avoided by working in a well air-conditioned or cool space and staying hydrated.

Sun burn from direct exposure to the sun can cause irreversible harm to your skin. That's why it is important to stay in the shade when possible and wear plenty of sunscreen.

Another type of heat illness is heat exhaustion and it's most common in athletes. Extreme sweating causes the body to not cool itself down and perspiration decreases while the skin and core body temperatures rise. Symptoms of this are excessive thirst, weakness and headaches. Drinking fluids with electrolytes is especially important to avoid heat exhaustion.

Giv360 hopes everyone will stay safe and cool this summer. We encourage you to frequent participating merchants who will not only help you stay cooler, but will donate up to 5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice.

Trinity Air is a participating Giv360 merchant dedicated to keeping you cool. They do residential homes as well as commercial businesses and have been serving Georgia customers for over 25 years with honesty, integrity and professionalism. And every purchase you make with them will send 5% to the favorite non-profit of your choice. So if you need a new air conditioner this summer, or need to have yours serviced, call Trinity Air to stay cool while doing a good deed at the same time.

For those that don't stay inside, make sure you wear sunscreen. If you still end up getting a sunburn, head to Harmony Massage. In addition to foot and body massages, they can help hydrate your skin with mineral mud wraps or perform a dermalift facial peel once the sunburn has dissipated. Help your skin recover from excessive skin damage while relaxing at Harmony Massage's beautiful Suwanne or Cumming locations.

Another great way to stay cool is from the inside out - with delicious frozen yogurt from Berry Mango's in McDonough. With flavors like Key Lime Sorbet and Island Banana, you'll feel cooler just walking in the door.

Giv 360 hopes everyone will have a happy summer and look for opportunities to be generous. It's easy to do when you sign up on Giv360 and choose a charity to sponsor. It's free and you can find all the participating merchants by clicking here to sign up now. You'll be doing something "cool" all year long .