Even with the seasons changing, temperature related stress is still a very real risk for fall athletic teams in the Southwest. Most of the days in Southern California are still averaging around 85 degrees, and in places like Phoenix, the weather forecast predicts temperatures around 90 degrees through the end of October. These temperatures may be comfortable for most of us, but for the athlete they can cause heat stress in combination with higher heart rate and rising body temperature. On the opposite side of the country, some sports teams are already playing in the snow and face the risk of hypothermia.
When it comes to perfect summer barbecues and family gatherings, the patio is no doubt the social hub of your home. But the sweltering heat is a hindrance to most things outdoors if you live in the American Southwest. Even the best of parties can be ruined by the harsh sun, so it comes as no surprise to anyone that many people are giving their patios some much needed TLC this summer. Whether you are improving on the patio already in place in your home, or starting out from scratch, these tips from Advanced Misting Systems can help you figure out the best way to keep your patio cool all summer long.