High temperature alert
It’s pretty hot in Seattle.
First, advice from someone who grew up in the desert:
- Drink lots of liquids, but don’t drink just plain water because sweat loses electrolytes
- A good way to cool down reasonably quickly is to hold ice against a major artery or vein, such as your wrist or armpit, or against your sternum (but be careful about overdoing it in that case)
- A breeze can help but at a certain point you’re only blowing hot air around and heating it up even more
- Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages