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Summer is when we all spend a good portion of our days outside. Whether you spend your time relaxing and reading a book or working in the yard, it is important to try and stay cool during those bright sunny hot days. Here are a few tips to make long days outside feel a little less hot.
One thing you can do is wear light colors while you are outside. Clothes that are lighter in color do not absorb as much heat which keeps you cooler on super sunny days. Also, wearing clothes that are a lighter material can help keep you cooler as well. When you wake up in the morning check the weather so you are able to dress in an appropriate way to help combat the heat.
Whether you are lounging around or playing frisbee in the yard, try filling a spray bottle with cold water so you can mist your face or body to keep yourself cool while you spend your day outside. If you are around water, dipping your feet in the water can cool you down quickly as well.
Another way to stay cooler this summer is by keeping a wet towel around your neck. There are many benefits of using a cooling towel. This is a great option to help you cool down while doing activities outside. At many stores, you can find cooling towels specifically for working out that may be a great summer purchase.
If you like to run or workout outside it is important to drink lots of water. This will keep you hydrated and help you to not overheat. Make sure to add a good amount of ice to your drinks to keep them cool longer. Nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold drink on a blazing hot day.
If you are someone that likes to spend hours on the beach, make sure to spend some time in the shade to let your body cool down a little bit. Being in direct sunlight can really heat up your skin and make it feel much hotter out. So, take a break and cool off in a nice shady spot.
Hopefully these tips will help you beat the heat this summer. Now you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors a little more comfortably on these hot sunny days.
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