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15 Ways to Keep Cool in Summer

Issue 6 - lifestyle - 15 ways to keep cool in summers
Keeping cool when the temperatures reach record high isn’t just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heart-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The following tips can help you keep cool all summer long:

1. Alter you pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times, early morning or late evening. If you can’t change the time of your workout, scale it down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead of running, or decreasing your level of exertion.

2. Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color.

3. Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.

4. Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors.

5. Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air conditioned house.

6. Try storing lotions or cosmetic toners in the refrigerator to use on hot, overtired feet.

7. Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer, grab one when you’re ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you’ll have a supply of cold water with you.

8. Take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water.

9. Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes.

10. Some people sweat by small, portable, battery-powered fans. At an outdoor event I even saw a version that attaches a water bottle that spray a cooling mist.

11. I learnt this trick from a tennis pro; if you’re wearing a cap or a hat, remove it and pout a bit of ice cold water into the hat, then quickly invert in and place on your head.

12. Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will promote dehydration.

13. Instead of hot food, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products. As an added benefit, you won’t to cook next to hot stove.

14. If you don’t have air-conditioning, arrange to spend at least parts of the day in a shopping mall, public library, Movie Theater, or other public space that is cool. Many cities have cooling centers that are open to the public on sweltering days.

15. Finally, use common sense. If the heat is intolerable, stay indoors when you can and avoid activities in direct sunlight or on hot asphalt surfaces. Pay special attention to the elderly, infants, and anyone with a chronic illness, as they may dehydrate easily and be more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Don’t forget that pets also need protection from dehydration and heat-related illnesses too.