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5 ways to beats the heat

Cooling tips and simple advice to help ease the discomfort and health problems brought about by rising temperatures. It is important to beat the heat and avoid dehydration.

Keep in mind that heat exhaustion and possible heatstroke symptoms include mental confusion, rapid pulse and heartbeat, dilated pupils, rapid and shallow breathing, either elevated or lowered blood pressure and unconsciousness.

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1.  Know your body’s best cooling points

Cool down fast by treating the pulse points on your body. Ice packs, cool compresses or cold water applied to these areas help chill your blood vessels effectively and consequently lower your overall body temperature.

Pulse Points

  • Around Neck
  • Temple
  • Inner Wrists
  • Inside Bend of Elbows
  • Back of Knees
  • Inner Thighs
  • Ankles and Tops of Feet

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2.  Stay Cool While You Sleep

Have you ever heard of “Sleeping like an Egyptian”? Wet a sheet or bath towel that is large enough to cover you with cool or cold water, and wring it or run it through the spin cycle on a washing machine until the sheet is quite damp but not dripping wet. Place the dry towel or sheet on your bed underneath your body and use the wet sheet as your blanket. Or try to cool your head with a special pillow like cool pillow pad.  These tips are really helps for those who experience insomnia in summertime.

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3.  Make a DIY Air Conditioner

Running the AC the entire summer gets expensive. You can make your own makeshift air-conditioner on the cheap with some basic materials such as bucket & small fan

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4.  Drink Plenty of Water

Avoid dehydrating beverages (caffeinated drinks and alcohol). Iced herbal teas or healthy juices can be particularly refreshing.

Our favorite cooling summertime drinks

  • Garden Mint Iced Tea
  • Honey Lemonade
  • Kombucha Tea
  • Lemon Balm Tea

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5.  Slow Your Pace 

Don’t over exert yourself.  If you must engage yourself physically, slow your pace and choose the coolest time of day to do so.  If you love to workout during the summer by use common sense strategies such as switching to water sports, avoiding the sun when it’s strongest, and exercising in short bursts.  Pre-cooling techniques can also prevent you from overheating when you work out in hot weather.

 

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