Easy Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

Too hot to sleep? Try filling a water bottle with ice cubes and resting it on the back of your knees. Here are 10 more easy ways to chill out this summer.

1. Wear clothes that are loose fitting and made of fabric that “breathes,” such as cotton or linen.

2. Take cool or lukewarm showers or baths. And take ‘em often.

3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Keep a glass or bottle of water with you at all times, and drink it throughout the day.

4. Stash plastic water bottles in the freezer and grab them before you head outside.

5. Keep a spray bottle full of water in the fridge for a quick refresher any time.

6. Use fans to circulate the air even when the AC is on.

7. Run cold water over your wrists and splash or ice your temples to cool down your pulse points for a full-body chill.

8. Only exercise during the cooler parts of the day (early morning and late evening) and take it slow. Better yet, head to the air-conditioned gym.

9. Eat foods that don’t require cooking. You’ll stay cooler while prepping AND eating them.

10. Keep your moisturizer and body lotion in the refrigerator and treat yourself to an all-over cool down on a scorching hot day.

Sources: Mayo Clinic, Mother Nature Network, Medicinenet.com

Want to stay smart and healthy?

Get our weekly Health Reads newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you the newsletter each week, and we may also send you occasional special offers from Reader's Digest. For more information please read our privacy policy.

3 thoughts on “Easy Ways to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

  1. Thanks for this! Indeed, one has to keep cool when the heat is on. After all, it can be harmful to our health if the temperature is too high. During the heat of summer, a cool body can help you stay relaxed and refreshed.

  2. Woah, whether it’s summer or not, those are just so helpful. Actually, I’ve been doing the tenth way since then. Guys’ skin should be moisturized, too! Follow that step, pals. A cold moisturizer makes you feel better. :D

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram

@kristencarney

Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.

@sixthformpoet

Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

From clientsfromhell.net

Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”

@NicCageMatch

Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 
—Alcohol

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.

Fields marked with an * are required
Foods That Harm Foods That HealWant a Free eBook?
FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL offers important information about the role diet plays in the struggle against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Answer the question below to receive your FREE digital eBook.

Someone in my household experiences the following conditions:

Send me a link to download FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL:
By clicking below, I agree to the Trusted Media Brands Privacy Policy