4 Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer
Don’t let the heat get you down this summer! Try these 4 amazing tips
to stay cool as a cucumber
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I could list everything I love about summer, but a heat wave is not one of them. When the heat becomes absolutely unbearable, all you want to do is melt into a puddle. August is one of the hottest months of the year in Canada, but it also marks the last month of summer. And, while we try to take advantage of the hot weather, it can be hard to find ways to stay cool and still enjoy the sunshine. Lucky for you, here are four cool ways to keep yourself cool through the summer!
Tip 1: Cool down with frozen treats
There’s a reason we love having freezies, ice cream, popsicles and other cold desserts, and it’s not just because they taste good. A frozen treat can help cool you down during those hot, sticky summer days and help you re-energize.
As the temperature skyrockets, it’s good to stock up on your favourite frozen food items, or you could have some fun at home and make your own batch of flavoured icy treats—another simple alternative: water. Add a few ice cubes and some sliced fruit or mint leaves to add flavour, and you’re good to go.
Tip 2: Explore the great Indoors
If it’s hot outside, sometimes it’s best to stay indoors. But I’m not talking about staying in your house. If you don’t want to be cooped up at home and it’s too hot to be outdoors, find a local mall, museum or movie theatre to visit. Many public spaces will have air conditioning, and you’ll be able to chill out for a few hours.
Tip 3: Make a big splash!
Spend the day at your local splash pad. Find a pool, park or beach near you and spend the day swimming and relaxing. Bring all the outdoor necessities like a water bottle, sunscreen and snacks and enjoy some time in the fresh, cold water.
Tip 4: Bring the fun back home
If you’re spending the day at home, keep the house as cool as possible. Keep sunlight and heat out by putting up curtains. Use fans to create a consistent airflow. Try to limit the exercise and movement. In other words, it’s OK to vegetate. Do something relaxing like yoga, watching a movie, taking a nap or playing indoors with your family. And, of course, don’t forget to stay hydrated.
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