Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yeah, But It's Dry Heat

I’d love to have some deep wisdom for you today but it’s…just…too…HOT!

Here in North Carolina we’re looking at upper 90s all week.

My buddy Archie McRimmon, a Laurinburg, NC, native now living in Las Vegas, laughs when people talk about “dry” heat. He says, “Wet or dry, it doesn’t matter. It’s still HOT!!”

Heat like this dries us out more quickly. If your hydration level drops by only 2-3% it inhibits your ability to do simple math. It inhibits your reaction time when you come to stop signs and stop lights.

Stay hydrated. Don’t walk by a water fountain without stopping to take three gulps of water.

Keep water with you. Drink a big glass of water first thing in the morning (it’s great to slow your appetite) and drink another before you go to bed. Yes, you’ll have to get up but that’s not a bad thing.

If you can, stay in out of the heat. And, once again, keep drinking…what you drink is your choice; but right now, water’s probably best.

Stay cool.

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