IS IT HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?

You’re dang right it is!  I don’t like it at all.   I am not built for hot weather, I am miserable, not just because of the heat but my hay fever acts up during the heat.

IT’S NOT THE HEAT IT’S THE HUMIDITY!

I grew up in Memphis TN and yes the humidity is awful this time of the year.   You walk outside and you sweat, you sweat in the shade, face it you can’t put on enough antiperspirant to stop the sweat rings on your shirt.

IT’S A DRY HEAT!

Who care hot is hot, when you live in the desert a dry heat is just as bad as humidity.

One of my 1st trips to Vegas was in the spring, and the temperatures were warm, but the lack of humidity made my mouth so dry I thought I would never drink enough water.

So can you fry an egg on a sidewalk or on the hood of your car?  I don’t know because I ain’t going to eat no eggs cooked on a sidewalk or car.  Even the 10 second rule doesn’t apply with that!

Remember this, in the winter you can put on more clothes!  But there is only so much clothing that I can take off during the heat and trust me you don’t want to see me in shorts or with no shirt…

So today I have some tips on how to stay KOOL in the hot weather.    Before I start a reminder DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR,   Check your pets and make sure they can stay cool and if you have an elderly relative or neighbor check on them too.

Here are some tips from ActiveBeat.com about staying KOOL in the heat

Take advantage of public building that have air conditioning     Movie theatres may prove especially welcoming because you get to sit down for a couple of hours and enjoy a movie ( AND HEY THERE IS THE MOVIE POPCORN ) Never leave children or animals in a hot car even for a few minutes.

Don’t exercise in the mid-day heat (I DON’T LIKE EXCERSISE OR HEAT, SO I CAN DO THAT?)

 

Limit the use of some of the things in your home that give off heat like your oven /stove and washer and dryer and even your dishwasher.  And turn off the lights as much as you can

 

What you eat is as important as what you drink. In the summer, it’s important not to overload your body with large, protein-rich meals that can increase metabolic heat and warm your body. You may want to eat more cold salads—and fresh fruit and vegetables—in the summer because, well, they’re cold and they contain water, which will help you cool down further.

Limit your drinking of beer and wine neither alcohol nor caffeinated beverages hydrate or mix well with the intense heat. In fact, both of these substances can act as diuretics and that mean you sweat and pee more and that leads to dehydration. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t drink them in the summer. You should be fine as long as you consume them in moderation and remember to supplement with plenty of water—both before and after the alcohol and caffeine.

(I WAS HELPING AT AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN MISSOURRI AND SOME PEOPLE WERE UPSET THAT WE DID NOT HAVE HOT COFFEE!  IT WAS 103 DEGREES AND THEY WANTED COFFE, REALLY.  I WAS TOLD THAT THE HOT COFFE WOULD ACLIMATE YO0U TO THE HEAT!   I STILL DON’T BELIVE THAT ONE)

If you have a 2 story home spend more time downstairs or in the basement.  Heat rises! (MY OLD CONDO WAS 2 STORIES AND WE HAD A WEST FACING BEDROOM WINDOW, I SLEPT DOWNSTAIRS)

 Use a fan to help move air and air movement make you KOOLER (HERE AT THE RADIO STATION, I HAVE A FAN GOING ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE SEVERAL HEAT PRODUCING COMPUTERS HERE AND THE STUDIO IS ABOUT 10 DEGREES WARMER THAT THE THERMOSTAT RIGH OUT SID THE DOOR)

So there you go, try to stay KOOL during this heat.  I think I will grab a glass of Ice water and a huge bowl of ice cream, turn on the fan and the radio and never venture outside until it his 75 again

 

HOW HOT IS IT?  Find out here and then tips for naps

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