Friday, July 26, 2013

Keep Your Cool

50% is how much less weight your joints carry when
you walk waist-deep in water instead of on land- a
cool alternative when it's hot out.
55,000 is the number of people treated in emergency
rooms for heatstroke and other heat-related injuries
from 1997-2006. Certain heart and other medications
can raise the risk for some people, so play it safe and
work out in the air-conditioning or when it's cool outside-
and drink plenty of water.
25 degrees is how much cooler it can be on a shaded trail
than on unshaded asphalt. Find a trail through the woods
for your walks this summer. Studies show being in nature
will boost your mood, too.
260 calories in 1/2 cup of Haagen-Dazs dark chocolate
ice cream.
80 minutes it will take to walk off that ice cream at a brisk,
3.5 miles per hour.
-Arthritis Magazine, July/August 2013