Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How Do Alcohol and Sand Mix?

There are a lot of reasons to be cautious of your alcohol consumption when hanging out on the beach.  It may be difficult to remember them when you are enjoying a cold one, on a hot summer day when the waves are washing up on your toes.  But consider these few.


Dehydration is a big issue.  When in the heat of  the sun, your body heat rises causing dehydration.  It takes a lot of fluids (like water) to help this condition.  Alcohol doesn't help to rehydrate; it only worsens the situation.  If you have a dry mouth, experience dizziness, have an increase in your heart rate or have heavy breathing, get those fluids going right away and ditch the margarita.

 Dehydration can lead to heat stroke. Symptoms are headache, dizziness, disorientation, confusion, loss of consciousness, hallucination, and seizures. Again, with these symptoms you should hydrate with water, cool the body down and get emergency assistance.

And then there is Oblivion.  That is simply what happens when we drink too much and become totally unaware of the amount of sun we have been exposed to.  We may forget to apply the sun screen.  Forget where we left our ice chest and towels, or not be able to locate our car when it's time to leave. And just maybe, we could make a total fool of our selves.  That is if we don't drown.

What this video if you want to see the perfect example of Oblivion; and get a pretty good laugh.

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