Stay Cool This Summer
l Run cool water over the inside of your wrists. l If you live near some, drive up to the mountains. The higher you go, the cooler it gets. l Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day – more if you’re very active. l Don’t exercise in the heat of the day – do it before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. l Set a bowl of ice water in front of a moving fan. l Wear loose, light-colored natural-fiber clothing. l Soak your feet in a plastic basin of cool (not cold) water. l Hang out in your basement – it’s usually at least 10 degrees cooler than upper floors. l Wear your hair up or short – most heat escapes from the top of your head. l Make your own portable evaporative cooler: wet down a white cotton towel and drape it around your neck.