Stay Cool This Summer

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Stay Cool This Summer

Temperatures are soaring, stay cool with these great summer tips!

•Drink plenty of water and jazz it up with lemon, berries, cucumber, or mint

•Don’t exercise in the heat of the day 

•Set a bowl of ice water in front of a moving fan

•Wear loose, light-colored natural-fiber clothing.

•Hang out in your basement – it’s usually at least 10 degrees cooler than upper floors, Avoid the upper floors of your house – remember, heat rises

•Wear your hair up or short – most heat escapes from the top of your head.

•Make your own portable evaporative cooler: wet down a white cotton towel and drape it around your neck.

•Shower or bathe regularly to keep your pores unclogged and efficiently sweating.

•Keep blinds down on the side of the house the sun is shining on

•Eat a Popsicle

•Wear a wide-brimmed, breathable hat when in the sun

•Avoid dehydrating beverages like alcohol and caffeine

•Eat lightly. Stay away from heavy, fatty foods and excessive protein (which aids heat production). Do eat salty foods to replace sodium lost from sweating.

•Use your backyard grill to stay out of a hot kitchen while cooking

•Keep a spray bottle of water handy and mist yourself while sitting in front of a fan

•Go shopping, to the library, movies or a restaurant and take advantage of someone else’s air conditioning

•Unplug computers, TVs and VCRs when not in use. Even turned off, these appliances generate a lot of heat.

•Drugstores sell sore-muscle rubs like Ben-Gay, which, when rubbed on pulse points, make you feel cool

•Take a cool bath or shower – but not cold.

•Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

•Watch medications – some decrease perspiration and contribute to overheating.

•Lie down with a refrigerated face mask for a few minutes to refresh your whole body

•Sleep with just a sheet 

•Take a dip in a pool, run through a sprinkler, or have a water balloon fight