Surviving Summer: Tips to beat the blistering heat

Surviving Summer: Tips to beat the blistering heat

Summertime is here and with it comes the blistering heat. As temperatures rise, so does our discomfort. But don’t let the sweltering days keep you down; there are plenty of ways to stay active and beat the heat. 

Stay hydrated

As the temperature rises during the heat of summer, our bodies tend to lose water faster, so it's important to stay hydrated. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day,more if you are spending time outdoors or engaging in summer fun activities. You can also eat cool, refreshing foods such as watermelon, cucumber, and salads to keep your body temperature low.

Wear light, breathable clothing

The clothing you wear can have a big impact on how comfortable you feel under the summer sun. Lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that allow air to circulate around your body will help to keep you cool. Natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and rayon are great options as they are breathable and moisture-wicking and will keep you cool and dry.


You can protect your skin from the sun's rays by using sunscreen with SPF 30, even on cloudy days. Consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat if you're outdoors during the hottest parts of the day 

Avoid being outdoors during peak hours

One of the best ways to beat the heat during summer is to avoid the most extreme weather: between 11 and 3, the sun's high, and temperatures are the hottest. Plan outdoor activities early in the morning or later in the evening when it is cooler. 

If you must be outside during peak hours, make sure to take frequent breaks in shaded areas to cool down. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing to help your body regulate its temperature, and wear a hat to protect your face and scalp from the sun's rays. If you're going for a run or doing outdoor activities, consider going to a local pool or splash pad to cool down between sessions.

Take cool showers or baths

Taking a cool shower or bath is ideal for beating the summer heat. Not only will you stay cool, but it will be fun, too. A cool bath or shower can soothe sunburns and other skin irritations caused by the sun.  consider going to the beach, a local pool or splash pad to cool down

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