It’s like a million degrees here!
90’s + humid+ chance of rain all week makes for bad hair, cranky drivers and lots of a/c’s buzzing.
The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips:
- Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
- Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
- Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
- Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
- Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on:
- Infants and young children
- People aged 65 or older
- People who have a mental illness
- Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
- Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
If you must be out in the heat:
- Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
- Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour. A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. Warning: If you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage. Remember the warning in the first “tip” (above), too.
- Try to rest often in shady areas.
- Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).
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1. What is your father’s middle name?
2. Where was your father born?
On a kitchen table- so I hear…
3. What was the most influential piece of history that took place during your father’s childhood?
The depression. Anyone who lived during the depression knows how to value a buck.
4.Who were/are your father’s role models?
He once had a graduate school instructor who I think really mentored him.
5.What is your earliest memory with your father?
Jumping off of him at the local pool.
6.What is your favorite childhood memory with your father?
Either going apple picking every year or going to the Cub games. Saw a no-hitter once.
7. What color eyes does your father have?
8.Did you buy your father a Father’s Day gift? What was it if so?
Sent him some clothes.
9.Is there anything you would like to tell your father that you could or did not?
I’m making sure I do that now while I still can.
10.What was your father’s biggest influence on you?
The discipline to get up early in the morning and go for a run. It leads the path for my day.
11.What good advice did your father give to you?
Get an education- it can take you anywhere. That and don’t ever buy a homw with a flat roof (snow).
12.What would you like to pass on to your children that your father passed on to you?
The importance of education. Not sure they fully absorb that one.
13. What famous father would you not mind having as your father?
I use to think those TV dads until I found out more about them in real life. So, maybe Paul Newman. He was a good person and nice to look at.
14. What three traits do good father’s have in common?
Good parents, respectful to others, supportive
15. Give us your most favorite quote made by a father.
My dad use to say “do as I say and not as I do”.
Enjoy your Father’s Day no matter who your ‘Father’ may be 🙂