The summer heat is making everyone sweat. And we’re not just talking about sweating from the physical activity of your day-to-day life. We’re talking about the kind of sweat that runs down your back when you open the refrigerator door and peer inside, only to find that it’s empty again — and that there’s no chance of getting more food until tomorrow. Or maybe you found a little bit of wine in there, but it wasn’t enough to even make one glass worth drinking (and then being stuck with). Anyway: It’s hot outside! But don’t worry — we’ve got some tips on how to stay cool this summer while still enjoying yourself outdoors.
Wear wool, cotton and linen. These materials are breathable and allow air to circulate through the material. Synthetic fabrics like polyester trap sweat, which results in you feeling hot and sticky all day long. Avoid dark colors as they absorb heat rather than reflect it like lighter colors do! Tight clothing can also make you feel warmer than loose clothing does, so try wearing looser fitting clothing instead of tight jeans or leggings when possible! A hat will help keep your head cool during those hot summer days! Hats come in all shapes, sizes and colors so there’s definitely one for everyone! Just make sure whatever style hat you choose is comfortable enough for extended wear (if necessary). Also remember that hats should always be worn with sunglasses because UV rays from the sun can damage eyes without proper protection from UV rays such as those found in sunglasses made specifically designed for outdoor use such as Oakley brand products which feature lenses made from “Plutonite” material which blocks 99% harmful UVA/UVB light while allowing only 1% transmission through them making them ideal for people who spend lots of time outdoors during summer months where sunshine tends rise high temperatures quickly causing dehydration due increased perspiration levels caused by increased body temperature levels caused by excessive sweating.
Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink, because by then it’s too late. Don’t drink too much at once–your body can only process so much at once, so spread your intake throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated and healthy. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can both dehydrate you by causing excessive urination (and let’s not even get into what happens when you combine these two!). Sugar-free sodas and juices may seem like a better option than soda or juice with sugar in them, but they also contain caffeine that can make you thirsty again shortly after drinking them! Stick with plain old water if possible!
You can avoid the heat by seeking shelter in a cool place. Look for shade and use a fan to keep the air moving around you. If you don’t have access to either of these, try using a cold water bottle or ice pack on your neck and wrists–it will help lower your body temperature by absorbing heat from those areas.
Heat exhaustion is the first stage of heat illness. Heat exhaustion occurs when a person loses fluid and electrolytes through sweating, causing their blood pressure to drop. Symptoms include; nausea or vomiting, muscle cramps in the legs and arms and dizziness or fainting (syncope) If you suspect that your child has heat exhaustion, seek medical attention immediately–even if they seem fine. Heat stroke is more serious than heat exhaustion, but both can be fatal if not treated immediately!
You don’t have to suffer through the summer heat. There are many things you can do to stay cool and healthy, such as drinking plenty of water, dressing appropriately and staying indoors during the hottest part of the day. If you start feeling sick from heat exhaustion or dehydration (which are common symptoms), get medical attention immediately!