Old FanIts hot out there. I mean, really hot. After months of complaining about the cold, summer is upon us with a vengeance. Wasn’t it just last week that we were still whining about wearing coats and sweaters in June?

Since there was no slow build up, the high temperature is giving us all a run for our money. Here are a few tips to staying cool in the sweltering heat:

Run your wrists under cool water for a few seconds. Because there is a main vein running through the area, it will help cool the blood that circulates through your body.

Bathe in water just below your body temperature. Hot water might make you feel hotter, and cold water will cause your body to generate heat to warm it back up. A tepid bath or shower will cool you off without raising your core body temperature.

Eat smaller meals. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates to break down the food. Smaller, more frequent meals are a better choice in the hot weather.

Avoid over-indulging in caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine revs up your body, increasing the temperature, and alcohol is dehydrating. Good old water is the best drink for your body, especially in the hot weather. Drink up to keep hydrated!

Keep your moisturizer in the fridge. Applying the cool lotion to your body will temporarily cool it.

Leave your pillow in the freezer. Placing your head on the cold surface will keep you cool while you sleep.

Do you have tips for beating the heat? Share them with us in the comments.

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One Response to “Chill”

  1. lulu Says:

    And here we are heading toward winter!

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