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Exercise Tip: Beat the Summer Heat

Man Drinking WaterSummer - the season we have all been waiting for, especially after the long winter months that so many of us faced. Summer is the time of year to throw on shorts and head outside to run, swim, ride a bike or do any number of fun outdoor activities. Summer also brings the strong rays of the sun, along with intense humidity in many parts of the country. Follow these sensible, simple precautions to safely play and exercise in the heat.

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Mary Carnahan has more reason than most to feel sorry for herself. She suffers from kidney disease and must be hooked up to a dialysis machine three times weekly. She also has emphysema and needs a walker and infinite reserves of patience to get around. So, when a flood last June ravaged the modest Cedar Rapids home she and her husband Carroll shared, no one would have blamed her if she had belly-ached a bit. But that’s just not who she is: “Oh, I was upset that I lost everything in the house – and the house!” says Carnahan, 70, who had been married 45 years.

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