HHH: Heat and Health - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

HHH: Heat and Health

The 30th Annual Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred is on track to live up to its name. The increased temperatures are forcing riders to think about how their bodies will handle the heat.  Newschannel 6 went to the experts for tips on how riders can stay safe.

Professional rider Joshua Carter with the AeroCat race team trains year round. He says the best thing to do is condition your body for the weather. "You definitely have to be used to it to try and be able to perform," he said.

He maintains a healthy diet and drinks a lot of water. Those are the main tips Wilbarger General Hospital Nurse Melanie Milner, RN says to do. "Prior to the race, you need to get a good night's sleep. You need to eat well, you need to load up on fruits and vegetables that are high on water content," she explained.

She says there foods you can eat to keep an upper hand.  

Peaches

Pears

Watermelon

Tomatoes

Apples

Tuna

Salmon

Green leafy vegetables

Broccoli

Spinach

Seaweed 

If you start to feel light headed, its time to pull over and cool down, according to Milner. The heat can really affect your body. "It can cause anything from lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting or nausea," she said. 

Riders like Carter try to avoid those things. He has other tips for less-experienced riders. "Use ice packs in your jersey and cold water if you can get it. Just drink a lot and be patient and take it as it comes. The heat affects how you ride. You can't be fast all day long in this heat," he said. 

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Lockheed Martin moving F-16 production from Texas to South Carolina

    Lockheed Martin moving F-16 production from Texas to South Carolina

    Thursday, March 23 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-03-23 13:56:19 GMT
    Source: Lockheed MartinSource: Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin is moving production of F-16 fighter jets from Texas to South Carolina.

    Lockheed Martin is moving production of F-16 fighter jets from Texas to South Carolina.

  • 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

  • Rare Kemp family artifacts to be displayed in Wichita Falls

    Rare Kemp family artifacts to be displayed in Wichita Falls

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-03-23 03:30:34 GMT
    Photos, letters and even an old passport will soon be on display.Photos, letters and even an old passport will soon be on display.

    WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – Stacie Flood, curator of the Kell House in Wichita Falls, got her first look at historical documents and photographs belonging to Joseph Kemp; one of the founding fathers of Wichita Falls. I was able to join her during this in depth look at the artifacts, which will soon be on display inside the Kell House.

    WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – Stacie Flood, curator of the Kell House in Wichita Falls, got her first look at historical documents and photographs belonging to Joseph Kemp; one of the founding fathers of Wichita Falls. I was able to join her during this in depth look at the artifacts, which will soon be on display inside the Kell House.

Powered by Frankly