Tips to Stay Cool This Summer around the Home
- Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day – more if you’ve been outside or have been active.
- Try to avoid exercise in the heat of the day – do it before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m.
- A bowl of ice cubes and water set in front of a moving fan will help cool the air.
- Run cold water over the inside of your wrists.
- Loose, light-colored natural-fiber or wicking clothing is best.
- Wear your hair up in a ponytail or bun as most heat escapes from the top of your head.
- Wetting down a white cotton towel and draping it around your neck is great for when you are outside or have just finished a workout.
- If it is cooler outside, open windows only in the room you’re in and the one on the opposite side. Position a fan to blow from one window to the other to create a cross-draft.
- Shower regularly to keep your pores unclogged and efficiently sweating.
- Instead of incandescent light bulbs, which give off a lot of heat, use LEDs.
- Keep blinds down during the day to reduce the heat from the sun.
- Always use sunscreen when outdoors.
- A hat and sunglasses should also be worn outside during the day.
- Use the outdoor grill instead of cooking inside.
- Avoid dehydrating beverages such as alcohol and caffeine.
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