Monday, July 8, 2013

How To Avoid Altitude Sickness

How To Avoid Altitude Sickness

10 Things To Do (and Not Do) To Avoid Getting Altitude Sickness

365fitt is getting ready to take a group of women to the Rocky Mountains at over 7,000 feet.  During our trip, we will hike to 13,250 feet, and we may potentially summit Longs Peak at over 14,256 feet.

The most common questions I get are, "Will I get altitude sickness?" and "How can I not get altitude sickness?"  Here's my top 10:

  1. Acclimate for a day or two, if possible at lower altitude.
  2. Drink lots of water prior to arriving at your destination.
  3. Drink lots of water once you arrive at altitude.
  4. Eat small meals.
  5. Avoid alcohol.
  6. Limit your activity for the first 24-48 hours.
  7. Gradually increase your duration of activity and altitude.
  8. Go to bed early.
  9. Pack advil
  10. Immediately seek lower altitude if you experience symptoms and seek medical attention if symptoms are severe.
Please download the printable handout and share with your friends.  It could greatly improve your next adventure at altitude.

If you'd like to attend one of 365fitt's trips to the Rocky Mountains, we'd love to have you.  Our trips are a wonderful way to jump start your fitness program or add excitement and a new goal to your list of activities.  Check out our videos and our photo gallery on our events page and join us next year! 

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting! I also found an article on newshealthtoday regarding Altitude sickness which is also known as critical mountain sickness (AMS).