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Cooling Down This Summer

Summer is the season for beaches, having fun in the sun and sleeping in without having to worry about school. But it’s also the season for hot weather. Besides, using AC and a fan to cool down, there are so many other tips and tricks to cool down.

Eat cooling foods like cucumbers, watermelon, and salads.  Watermelon and cucumber, both being summer foods, don’t only taste great but they also cool down your body. Another idea is to freeze your fruit the night before so that after a long day in the sun, you can come back to a cool snack. You can also eat popsicles and drink smoothies!

You might be happy to know that eating spicy food can reduce body heat as long as you stay hydrated while eating such foods.

Turn your fan so that it faces an open window to push hot air out. This is just one of the many tricks which may just save you from an undeniably hot summer.

Move less. High amounts of exercise can increase your body temperature so limiting your movement may just be the key to keeping cool. If exercising outside, try to do so in the early morning or late evenings when the air is cool.

Drinking iced tea or cold water can cool the body.

Sit in the shade! If there is no shade, bring an umbrella with you to cover your body from the sun – umbrellas are good for more than just the rain!

Cool down your “hot zones” which include your neck, temples, wrists, and ankles. Applying ice to these parts can help you cool down! For instance, you can wrap a cold towel around your neck, which is perfect for those extremely hot days.

Put a bowl of ice in front of a running fan and feel the effects of cooling!

Spend some time at beaches and pools. If you don’t feel safe going to these places amid COVID, you can also have a water fight or run through a sprinkler in your own backyard with family and friends!

Dress properly – wear light and loose clothes like cotton. Hats and sunglasses can also provide protection from the sun.

This one may be an easy one but, block the heat by closing the windows and blinds. If you really want to open up your windows for some natural light, do it in the early mornings and later in the day.

Heat rises so spend time in the basement or on your main floor.

Get some indoor house plants like aloe vera which can help cool down the air. Aloe vera is also quite easy to take care of which is simply another advantage to keeping them in your room.