Heat wave

In light of the burning, terrible heat of summer 2011, I thought these tips to keep us cool and hydrated would be useful.

Stay Cool
Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness.

Stay Hydrated
Because your body loses fluids through sweat, you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat.

  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

Btw, Metro has allowed its riders to carry and drink water in its stations and trains. Here is Metro’s press release.

It is best to prepare before the summer season starts by checking your ac installation and other cooling appliances. Contact an expert air conditioning repair technician to ensure that your AC is in perfect condition.