Heat and Obesity

With the hot summer weather upon us, your chances of suffering heat exhaustion or dehydration are high – and for those who are obese, the risks are even greater. Obesity is a major risk factor for heat-related illness because fat is a natural insulator that traps your body heat, making it more difficult for the body to release heat.

An overweight or obese person’s heart must pump even harder on a hot day to circulate blood to dissipate that heat, and when it can’t meet the body’s demands, the person could pass out…or even worse. Why not call 631-351-2024 and start your weight loss journey with us.