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Cool as a Cucumber: Your Guide to Beating the Summer Heat

I would say summer is in full swing!  It has been HOT HOT HOT!  Keeping cool is essential and should be a priority for a healthy, fun summer.  Below are some tips to help you stay cool this summer.

·       HYDRATE!!!

Did you know the recommended amount of water you should drink every day is about half your body weight in ounces?  It is really important to make sure that, especially during hot summer months, you are meeting this need.  Carry reusable water bottles to sip on frequently throughout the day, especially if you are out in the heat or exercising! If you don’t like the taste of water, a common complaint, buy flavored water drops. Just stay hydrated!

·        Dress for the heat:

What is it with kids wearing hooded sweatshirts and pants in this heat?!  You may have to be the mean guy ruining their fashion statement, but clothes should be loose and light-fitting in this heat. 

·        Stay indoors during peak heat times:

Peak heat times are usually from 10-4 during summer.  Try to avoid activities during these hours on the hottest days.  This may require some schedule changes, but you will enjoy your outdoor activities if you are not sweltering hot. If you do have to be outside during peak heat, just make sure you have some shade to frequent.

·        Use fans and air conditioners:

If you fear your power bill, keep your air set to around 78 and use ceiling fans.  78 degrees will feel so cool and refreshing after being out in the 90-degree weather.

·        Take cool showers or baths:

No pool? No problem! Use your shower or tub to cool down when the heat is too much to take.

·       Eat light meals:

Tis not the season for soup! Unless it’s gazpacho, then you can eat the soup. Try things that don’t require heating the kitchen.  Salads, fruits and vegetables are great choices to keep you full, hydrated, and not sweating while you eat. 

·       Know the signs of heat-related illness:

Your body overheating can cause serious illness.  Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, such as excessive sweating, dizziness, nausea, and confusion. Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone else shows symptoms.

·        Follow the same rules for your animals:

Keep your furry friends safe during summer by making sure they have adequate shade and water, and remember that keeping your animal in the car even for a short period of time is not safe!

 

If you are ready to have a cool summer, then follow these tips! 

If you are looking for more information, feel free to contact me or find more information on our website.



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