The scorching summer heat is really harsh on our bodies, our moods, and definitely our electric bills. Don’t let the temperature get you down, though. These ten tips will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to get you.
- Drink More Water: You know how important it is to stay hydrated all year round. When you’re sweating a lot, either because of exercise or the summer heat, drinking enough water becomes even more important.
- Keep Excessive Sweat at Bay: For many of us, sweat-inducing humidity is the worst part of summer. Even if you don’t have excessive sweat issues, you can get the sweating under control with a few tricks, like applying antiperspirant at night so it works more effectively and wearing breathable clothing materials, such as cotton.
- Exercise Comfortably, Even in the Heat: Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising. You can get used to exercising in the heat and use common sense strategies such as switching to water sports, avoiding the sun when it’s strongest, and exercising in short bursts.
- Know Your Body’s Best Cooling Points: if you’re stuck in the heat and can’t find get to a cooler place, know your body’s best cooling points, e.g., your wrist and neck. By applying an ice cube wrapped in a towel (or any other cold object) to these pulse points, you’ll cool down more quickly and effectively.