Summer is here, and that means the weather is really starting to heat up. While it may be nice not to worry about snowfall and ice on the roads, staying active in the heat has its own challenges. When you’re packing up your home and moving to a new house, it’s important to be mindful of the weather and how it’s affecting your health and wellbeing. Here are a few signs of heat exhaustion that your Denver movers want you to avoid when packing and unpacking this summer.
While you’re definitely going to get sweaty anytime you do physical labor in warm weather; you should never be completely drenched. If sweat is dripping down your face and making it hard to see or you can’t seem to cool off at all, take a break. Continuing to push through the discomfort and ignoring the fact that your body is quickly losing water can escalate heat exhaustion quickly. Find a shady area if you’re outside or step indoors and cool off in front of a fan. This will help dry the sweat and cool your core body temperature so you can continue to work without ill effects.
Stomach discomfort is the last thing anyone wants to experience when moving, but many people quickly blame nausea on nerves or excitement. While your stomach upset could be caused by nerves, it’s important to pay close attention to how you’re feeling if you’ve been working in the heat. Nausea is a severe symptom of heat exhaustion and must be dealt with immediately. If you feel unwell, stop what you’re doing and sip on cold water. If your stomach settles down, you can get back to work. However, you will need to take care to drink plenty of water as you work. Nausea can mean that your body is dehydrated, and taking frequent water breaks will help eliminate this symptom.
Heat and dehydration can make you feel lightheaded and dizzy. If you feel like the world is spinning, immediately take a break. Pushing through the discomfort can lead to heatstroke and force you to seek emergency medical attention. While you’re working, keep an eye on anyone helping you. If they start to look woozy or have trouble keeping their balance, have them sit down immediately. Use a damp rag or washcloth and drape it around their neck. This will help cool the core body temperature quickly and reduce the risk of heat exhaustion in a matter of minutes.
Avoiding heatstroke and heat exhaustion is one of the most important things you can do when moving during the summer. If you’re worried about your family’s safety or want a little help in getting packed up more quickly, let our packing services team get the job done right. At Eden’s Moving Services, we believe that moving to your new home should be exciting, and we’ll take the stress out of the relocation so you can enjoy the experience. Call 1-877-887-8248 for a free estimate today.