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The Heat is On

Some of the most well-conditioned athletes have collapsed during training practice and died of heat stroke. To make sure you don't get sick from the heat and humidity while playing sports this summer, here's a look at what causes heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses and how to prevent them.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Cramps

Heat cramps are cramps in the leg, arm or stomach that happen during strenuous exercise in extreme heat. They're painful, but don't usually last very long. If you get heat cramps, find a cool, shady place to rest and have something cold to drink.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a very serious illness. This happens when you've been out in the heat for awhile and haven't been drinking enough liquids. You'll start to become thirsty, tired and weak. You may also get a headache or feel like you're gonna hurl. If you feel heat exhaustion coming on, get out of the sun right away! Tell your coach or a parent how you feel, and then go rest in a cool area and drink plenty of liquids.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Heat Stroke

This is the most dangerous form of heat sickness because it can kill you! When you get heat stroke, your body can no longer regulate its own temperature. Heat stroke is serious business and must be treated quickly. That's what killed Korey Stringer, the Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle, on August 1, 2001. He'd been training with full pads in extremely hot and humid weather. He puked three times during the practice and collapsed shortly after going to rest in an air-conditioned trailer. Korey was rushed to hospital where doctors cooled him down with ice and gave him fluids through an intravenous. It wasn't enough and Korey died a few hours later.

Heat-Related Illnesses - Beat the Heat

Even professional athletes who are used to working out in extreme conditions can get sick from the heat and humidity. The best way to prevent it is to make sure you're always taking in lots of liquids. Have plenty to drink during breaks in a practice or game. If it's really hot out and you're feeling tired or sick, tell your coach and go rest somewhere cool and shady. Relax and chill out for awhile. You can always get back to the game once your body cools down.

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Kawai_Potato posted in Friends:
I'm going to a new school this year for 7th grade. Its scary because the reviews online say that the kids do nasty things there, and I just want to be accepted for who I am. I want to be the one person that every one feels comfortable talking to..but the issue is, I am shy around people I do not know and it causes me to be an introvert when I can be such a social butterfly. All I need is that one friend and i'll feel on top of the world. How do I make friends and get them to accept me for who I am? The thing that most people talk about is LGBT and to be honest, I have no preference. I could date a boy or a girl. That would make it even harder to gain friends. Please help ;-; I am a potato. A shy potato :3
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  "imtcutiie" wrote: DONT DO IT JUST PLEASE #### #### #### ......... CHANGING EYE COLOR  JUST WRONG   Changing eye color isn't wrong. :^) But, you can't simply change it with "spells" or videos. To change your eye color, you will need to either wear contacts during the day to appear that you have different colored eyes than you truly have, or medically having a doctor perform surgical iris correction.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
I hope you texted back if you felt that it would be the right thing to do for yourself. I did not have a good childhood due to my birthmother and father. But, in recent time, I have come to enjoy talking to my birthfather and completely cannot stand my birthmother or her new husband anymore. I plan to actually meet him for the first time in 16 years if I can join my fiancé's family vacation.  Point of the matter, do what you feel is right. If you want to talk to him; talk to him. If you don't, don't reply if you don't feel comfortable too. It is purely your choice who you allow in your life, even when it comes down to blood and family.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
It isn't pathetic in the slightest to seek help. I don't think it is right for your mother and siblings to completely disown you over your choice of living arrangements. If they have pushed you away, remember that it is not your fault and it is purely theirs. You made a choice that you felt would benefit you, and judging from their behavior, it was a good choice. As for your father, I don't fight with my own very much, but when I do it tends to be pretty bad. My mother on the other hand, I fight with constantly so I understand where you're coming from. You shouldn't have to do anything. From the sound of it, it seems more like a personal issue going on with himself, especially a sense of shame or regret with his previous exes so he uses you as an outlet because you're the closest thing he has.  I say find an outlet, a healthy one. Sometimes it is best to let them ramble on until they wear themselves out, but remember that self-defense and "talking back" is not always a bad thing just because they are your guardian. It is important to take a stand for yourself. Be respectful, don't sink to their level.
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drowning posted in Family Issues:
I think it is very important to find a healthy outlet and someone to talk to whether it's a doctor, friend, family member, ect. You can even find a journal to write in, if it will help you. I promise you, it isn't worth it to let families opinions and views affect you. I let the same thing happen to me and I still struggle over things that I wish I didn't.
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