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No walking this week.Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 10:57 AM
I like to walk.
Anyone who works on the Shelbyville square know this as I pass in front of their shops on a daily basis, sometime two or three times when things are happening up at the courthouse or City Hall.
Not this week, though. The heat will suck the life right out of you.
I was out at the park early this morning to get a shot of the work being done for the new storm water detention area and the brief stroll to the area was already murderous due to the heat.
So much for my after-lunch walk at noon. If it's this bad at 9 a.m., the middle of the day will be intolerable.
Please take this seriously! The National Weather Service is warning everyone to protect themselves against the heat by staying out of the sun whenever possible.
Slow down. Any strenuous activity should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Drink plenty of water.
Keep an eye on your elderly friends and neighbors to see how they doing. Make sure you limit your time outside during the afternoon heat, and if you have to be outdoors, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and be aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and exhaustion.
Those warning signs are: Pale and moist skin or unusually hot and dry skin, profuse sweating, feeling faint, a headache, nausea or dizziness and confusion.
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Brian Mosely is a staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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