Beat That Heat!

Safety Tip of the Week
Tips: Your Chillest Summer

Let’s look at some advice for keeping cool that we folks in the Pacific Northwest can use when the temperature gets too high.

  • Drink two to four glasses of water every hour so your body can sweat and thereby cool off.
  • Salty foods and proteins produce metabolic heat that causes water loss, so avoid them. Fruits and vegetables are better choices.
  • Eat smaller meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid alcohol, which can multiply the effects of heat.
  • Keep out of the direct sun as much as you can.
  • When you’re not wearing motorcycle gear, wear a hat and light-colored, light-weight clothing that’s loose on you.
  • Don’t get sunburned – it lowers your body's ability to cool itself and can also make you dehydrated.
  • Even two minutes can raise the temperature in a closed car to an unsafe 94 degrees. Never shut children or pets in the car.
  • Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but if it’s too hot, take advantage of air conditioning.

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