With temps topping 100 degrees in all parts of the country this summer, staying cool is on everyone’s mind. If you’re not blessed with a built-in pool and a hot pool boy, what can you do to stay cool without breaking the bank? Here are five quick fixes to help you chill out during this summer’s heatwave.
1. Spray It Away
Keep a spray bottle
filled with water in the fridge for refreshing spritzes throughout the day. Spray your face, neck, and the pulse points
on the insides of your wrists and near your feet and ankles. It’s an easy way to cool off in a flash.
2. Do The Mall Crawl
Don’t have A/C? Head to your local shopping mall and enjoy cool air on their dime. The mall is also a great place to people watch, get a little walking in and grab a quick bite without having to stoke up the hot stove or oven at home.
3. Beat The Heat Under The Sheets
Cuddle up with a hot water bottle
filled with ice water in bed. Put it on the back of your neck, behind your knees and on your stomach. It might not whisper sweet nothings in your ear, but it’s sure to help you have a few sweet dreams.
4. Best Bet...Get Wet
Don’t have a pool? Check out your local YMCA
or call around to local hotels
to see if they offer day passes. If a pool doesn’t float your boat, maybe you’d like to engage in a little nostalgia with a good old-fashioned sprinkler
run. It’s a great way to cool off and feel like a kid again.
5. Make It An Inside Job
Beat the heat from the inside out. The importance of staying hydrated can’t be overstated. Though an ice-cold beer might sound like the holy grail, stay away from caffeine and alcohol
. They can actually cause or worsen dehydration. Drink plenty of water and replace those lost electrolytes with EBOOST
throughout your day.