The office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Regular office hours resume on Thursday, July 5th.
Get It While It’s Hot!
Last month we listed a few tips in our newsletter on how to stay safe while having fun in the sun as summer began. Needless to say, we hope that you have been utilizing them! The incredible heat wave that has swept the nation has significantly impacted Colorado, making history with record high temperatures and contributing to the worst wildfires the state has ever seen. With the warmest June on record here now over, we hope that July provides at least a little relief from the extreme conditions. If you are adamant about continuing your outdoor exercise or recreation during this heat, try doing them early or late in the day when it is mildly cooler, stay hydrated, and find adequate shade when you can so that you avoid succumbing to heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. Here is the difference between the two:
Heat exhaustion: This condition often occurs when people work or play in a hot, humid place and body fluids are lost through sweating, causing dehydration and overheating of the body. The person’s temperature may become elevated, but not above 104 F (40 C).
Heat stroke: Heat stroke, also referred to as heatstroke or sun stroke, is a life-threatening medical condition. The person’s cooling system, which is controlled by the brain, stops working and the internal body temperature rises to the point at which brain damage or damage to other internal organs may result (temperature may reach 105 F or greater [40.5 C or greater]).
There is no doubt that these are tough times for many residents as wildfires continue to burn throughout Colorado. In order to help our neighbors, New Heights Chiropractic will be donating $10 to the Colorado Red Crossfor each new patient referral that we receive in July. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell your friends and family to stop in, get healthy, and support the local community!
**If you are interested in learning how to help those affected by the recent wildfires, including those at Waldo Canyon and High Park, please visit www.helpcoloradonow.org for more information.
Marathon Training with Dr. Bennett
If you follow our blog on our website, you know that Dr. B has begun training for the NYC Marathon. During the summer, we will be keeping tabs on her progress and providing you with updates and useful tips, not only on what she does, but how chiropractic and ART keep her on track. View the first entry here and make sure to check back regularly!
Referral Rewards Winner!
Congratulations to Lauren K. on winning our Referral Rewards Contest in June! She will be receiving a $50 Gift Card to Whole Foods from New Heights thanks to her kind referrals!