- Tips for surviving humidity
Even though it feels like you are cooking in your own sweat, you still need to take in plenty of fluids in an environment with high humidity. Drink water, natural fruit juice and carbohydrate-electrolyte liquids. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which contribute to your dehydration.
Dress for the weather
Dark garb only adds to your discomfort and humidity blues. Wear light colors during humid weather. Keep clothing as loose-fitting as possible, and choose shorts, T-shirts and sandals over heavier, thicker items. Wear a hat to keep the sun off your face when possible. Secure long hair back in a ponytail or similar fashion to keep it from sticking to your neck.
Don’t eat heavy or spicy meals
Heavy meals contribute to the weighed-down feeling you get during high humidity, and spicy foods make you feel even hotter. Replace soups and spices with light salads and refreshing beverages. Eat juicy, fresh fruit or crisp, cool vegetables as a snack.
Avoid humid environments
Enter an air-conditioned area whenever possible. Find buildings with air conditioning, such as libraries or stores, to use as cooling stations whenever you must be out and about in humid weather.
Watch out for each other
Keep an eye on elderly friends and family, children and pets as they are especially susceptible to the dangers of high humidity. Check on neighbors and loved ones during high heat, and never leave any person or pet in a hot car. When you must venture out into the heat, remember to apply sunscreen liberally and use a lip balm that offers protection from the sun to avoid sunburn and further discomfort.
— Source: www.ustravel.answers.com
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:05 am
Last week was filled with scorching, dry heat. Now, Lodi is facing the kind of humidity usually felt east of the Rockies.
According to AccuWeather, a private weather forecasting service, daytime temperatures will remain in the low to mid-90s through the weekend, with partial cloudiness.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 12:05 am.