The high temperatures of Arizona summers can be debilitating and highly dangerous, especially in the city where temperatures are in the triple digits on a regular basis. Here in Payson, Arizona, and the surrounding areas, temperatures are usually much cooler. However, the cool mountain temperatures can be deceiving, and heat exhaustion can still occur.
Here are a few tips to ensure you stay cool and avoid heat exhaustion:
• Make it a point to stay inside during the high heat of the afternoon. Doing your yard work or exercise in the mornings or evenings will help ensure that you stay cool.
• If you have to be outside during the hotter hours of the day, make sure that you drink plenty of water. Remind yourself to drink steadily throughout the day, and not just when you’re thirsty. Drinking lots of water a full day before your outdoor activity will help, too.
• Also keep in mind that Payson, Arizona, is a much higher elevation than Phoenix and the other cities in the Valley, meaning that while the air is cooler, it’s much thinner, and can have an effect on your body, especially if you’re not used it.
There are so many great ways to enjoy summer in Arizona, especially here in Payson, so make sure you and your family stay safe!