The heat is on for this summer, but ya can’t spend every day
up to your eyes in the pool. So how are you gonna keep yourself from sweatin’
up a storm? Try these six ways to chill out when the heat gets to be a li’l
Fruits and veggies that have lots of water in ‘em will keep
ya hydrated and thin your blood to cool you down. So next time you’re huntin’
through the kitchen for a snack, skip the chips and go for some watermelon or
You’ve heard that heat rises, right? Well it’s true! That
doesn’t mean you’ve gotta army-crawl around your house, but hang out on the
first floor or in the basement as much as ya can during the day.
Freshen up with some
Menthol cools ya down, so grab a stick of mint gum for an
icy blast. You can even use lotion or hand soap with mint in order to get a
chilling effect on your skin, too.
Cold as ice
Pull out a tray of ice cubes
and focus on your pulse points, which will carry a chill throughout your bod
with their great circulation. Put an ice cube on a place where you can feel
your pulse, like your wrist or the inside of your elbow, for about a minute.
Then take it off, and wait a minute before putting it on again. You can get a
new ice cube if ya melt that one down, so just keep applying them on and off
‘til ya feel refreshed.
One treat that’s
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream during the
summer. But the hard truth is that it’s not actually the best way to cool down.
15-20 minutes after you finish your chocolate cone, your bod is gonna start
digesting it, which will actually raise your temperature. Instead, go for
something that’s a li’l more water-based and easier to digest, like a freeze
Pour on the heat
It may not make sense, but if you can stand to chow down on
some hot peppers, it’ll actually make you feel cooler. The chemical capsaicin
that’s in ‘em will make you sweat without hiking up your temperature. Then when
the sweat evaporates, you won’t feel like the heat is suffocating you.
So chickies, how do
you stay cool without getting soaked in the summer?
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BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 6/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN health, boredom buster, summer