With temperatures in the 80s and even 90s, you need to keep yourself cool this summer. Don’t stress about the hot weather with these ideas from Prevention.
A Bowl of Ice
Place a large bowl of ice in front of your fan. The ice cools the air and the fan will help to disperse cooler air throughout the room. Typically, a fan doesn’t cool off a room. It helps you feel cooler by drying sweat. Using a bucket or bowl of ice in front of your fan is a total game-changer.
Wet Your Wrists
Nothing beats jumping into a pool to cool off during the summer. Although, if you don’t have a pool, you can still cool off with water. Simply place your wrists under cold water. Having trouble falling asleep on a hot night? This trick is great to help you sleep. Rinse your wrists or feet in cold water.
Have you ever eaten peppermint candy and thought it felt cold in your mouth? That is because peppermint contains menthol with stimulates the cold sensation. Dabbing a little quality peppermint oil on the back of your neck won’t actually lower your body temperature, but it will give you the feeling of being cool.
Cool Off With Food
Heat can cause you to lose your appetite and feel lethargic, but munching on water-rich foods every few hours will help you stay hydrated and keep your energy up. When you are planning your next day outside at the pool, lake, beach, or even the backyard, stop by the store and stock up on watermelon, celery, oranges, and surprisingly, green peppers! Peppers and spicy food helps you sweat which in turn keeps you cool.
Hydrate With Electrolytes
Our bodies need water to properly operate. When we sweat, we lose a lot of water, which causes dehydration. Along with water, we also lose electrolytes like sodium. It is important to replenish our bodies. On really hot days, electrolyte-enriched drinks can be even better for you than water.
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When you are feeling tired during the day, you might think you need to get up and get moving. On a mild day, that might be true. On hot days, it is actually better to take a break and rest.
Consider these tips the next time to temperature rises above 70 degrees outdoors.
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