Avoiding a heat stroke during summer's warm days

Most, if not all, of us have been subjected to the lectures of dealing with extreme temperatures at some point post injury and know what the consequences are.  With summer under way, there's no better time to review and understand how to enjoy the outdoors safely.

Typically, those with spinal injuries of T-6 or above are more susceptible to experiencing a health emergency due to a lack of hydration.  It is tempting to want to stay out during a warm day and to skip the additional fluid intake so that you don't have to worry dealing with emptying your bladder (assuming you catheterize).

It's happened to the best of us, whether you're an old pro in the SCI game or a newbie.  So, please review this article from the Reeve Foundation and have a safe summer out there.