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My wife and 2 of our children have also experienced the benefits of Dr. Steve's care. We'll continue with him, as with any doctor's office.

Tim F. Placerville
Since the first visit the crying has STOPPED! She is a happy baby now. She sits (not before), plays alone and laughs now instead of crying. Our family is much more at peace. Cassie and her big sister enjoy each other company now. What a blessing. Mother of an 8 month old girl who cried for 15 hours per day!

Diane C
 
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  Before seeing Dr. Steve I hurt everywhere and could no longer run. I had tried everything before seeking chiropractic care, as I was a chiropractic nonbeliever. Dr. Steve’s athletic background and knowledge of the mechanics of running appealed to me. After being under Dr. Steve’s care I am now 100% better and can run again. My experience at his office has been all positive and I would recommend chiropractic care to everybody! —Mike K.
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Dr. Steve at Run on the Sly 2010
Dr. Steve’s HOT WEATHER RUNNING TIPS:
 
1. Avoid dehydration!
You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10-15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20-30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you're missing. Indications that you are running while dehydrated are a persistent elevated pulse after finishing your run and dark yellow urine. Keep in mind that thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration.
 
2. Avoid running outside if the heat is above 98.6 degrees, body temperature, and the humidity is above 70-80%. While running, the body temperature is regulated by the process sweat evaporating off of the skin. If the humidity in the air is so high that it prevents the process of evaporation of sweat from the skin, you can quickly overheat and literally cook your insides from an elevated body temperature.
 
3. Avoid heatstroke
When running, if you become dizzy, nauseated, have the chills, or cease to sweat . STOP RUNNING, find shade, and drink water or an electrolyte replacement drink. If you do not feel better, get help. Heatstroke occurs when the body fails to regulate its own temperature, and the body temperature continues to rise. Symptoms of heatstroke include mental changes (such as confusion, delirium, or unconsciousness) and skin that is red, hot, and dry, even under the armpits. Heatstroke is a life-threatening medical emergency, requiring emergency medical treatment.
 
4. Steer Toward the Shade
Run in the shade whenever possible, avoid direct sunlight and blacktop. When you are going to be exposed to the intense summer rays of the sun, apply at least SPF 15 sunscreen and wear protective eyewear that filters out UVA and UVB rays. Consider wearing a visor that will shade your eyes and skin but will allow heat to be transferred off the top of your head.
5. Heed Your Medical Conditions
If you have heart or respiratory problems or you are on any medications, consult your doctor about running in the heat. In some cases it may be in your best interests to run indoors. If you have a history of heatstroke/illness, run with extreme caution.
6. Advice for Children
Children should run in the morning or late afternoon hours, but should avoid the peak heat of the day to prevent heat related illnesses. It is especially important to keep children hydrated while running and playing outdoors in the heat.
7. Best Clothing to Wear
DO wear light colored breathable clothing. DO NOT wear long sleeves or long pants or sweat suits. Purposefully running in sweat suits on hot days to lose water weight is dangerous!
8. The Right Route
Plan your route so you can refill water bottles or find drinking fountains. City parks, local merchants, and restaurants are all good points to incorporate on your route during hot weather running. Be sure to tell someone where you are running how long you think you will gone, and carry identification.    Stay hydrated, cool, and safe this summer!

 
 




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