June 6 Morning Newsletter
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In that vein, as a meteorologist I regularly tell people to stay hydrated in the heat, but clearly I missed my own message!
I had a very busy weekend trying to sell my house and along with being sick a lot lately and I became very dehydrated. This is a very serious condition that can happen to anyone and I wanted to pass on a few thoughts on it because of how it sneaked up on me.
It's really a pretty simple fact, you need to replenish the water your body loses when you sweat. Sometimes though when we are too busy working, we forget just how much we sweat here in the desert because of the fact that sweat evaporates so fast.
This can be compounded by a myriad of other factors and can lead to severe or even fatal consequences.
In my case I started to not feel well Tuesday night. I was a little nauseous, kind of thirsty and had a headache. I fell asleep only to be awakened a few hours later by having to be sick (no need to go into details), an awful headache and was kind of delirious.
For the rest of last night I spent making trips to the bathroom and was very sick. It's possible I had a little stomach virus, but I truly believe that I was dehydrated.
To avoid what happened to me please take a look at the link that I have provided on dehydration, because in this case it's all very preventable.
Take care and don't be like me, "Be smart. Be safe."
2011's title holder Alyssa Campanella popped by to chat last week about the 2012 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. For weeks you probably saw the contestants milling around on the Strip. Attending events, signing autographs and partying at the nightclubs.
Our own Miss Nevada Jade Kelsall competed in the pageant that was held at Planet Hollywood.
Alyssa told me she enjoyed her year long reign, filled with wonderful opportunities and charity work. She says she was especially fond of her work with the USO and joining forces with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fight breast cancer (her grandmother is a survivor).
Now that she no longer holds the title, she says she's going on a nice long vacation with her boyfriend and then returning to her home state of California where she will pursue her modeling and hosting aspirations.
Alyssa is a sweet girl and so young at just 22. She has a very promising career of modeling and TV hosting ahead of her. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to meeting next year's Miss USA.
(PHOTOS COURTESY OF MISSUSA.COM)
Summer Time Vehicle Tips
Road Rockers, the heat is on.
Every year, we talk about some tips to help keep your car in good shape during these ridiculous temperatures.
First, check your tires. I've seen so many tires with poor tread and not enough air pop on the hot asphalt.
Changing out a tire in 110 degree heat is no fun. But just in case you have to, be sure you have a good spare and all the gadgets to make your tire change simple and quick and safe. Don't change out that tire along side a busy highway or road without protecting yourself somehow.
Carry flares and lights to direct traffic away from you.
Fluids: transmission, oil, coolant -- make sure these are kept up full and current.
Battery check. In this heat, batteries last just about two years. Three if you are lucky. Change them out if you are not sure so that you don't get stuck with a dead car out in the heat!
Leather seats? No short shorts or mini skirts! Seriously, be careful not to burn your skin and watch out for the metal buckles on your seat belt so they don't burn you or your passengers.
Be careful when leaving items out on the dash like your sunglasses. Putting on hot shades and buring your face is no fun, believe me.
Bring cold water or drinks with you on rides and remain hydrated.
Be good to your chariot so that it will be good to you.