Keeping Cool When the Heat Is Up
Here at Liv North Scottsdale, we want all of our residents to have the most enjoyable summer possible. Things are heating up here in Arizona, and we have rounded up some ideas to help you stay cool all summer long. Get ready to fight the heat when you’re out of your apartment this season.
Drink water. You hear this one all the time, but that’s probably because it can’t be stressed enough. This is one of the easiest ways to keep your core temperature regulated. Drink water consistently throughout the day to avoid getting thirsty and becoming dehydrated. Headaches are one of the most common signs of early dehydration. Make sure to increase your water intake when doing any sort of physical activity or staying outside in the summer sun for extended lengths of time. Carry a reusable water bottle and take it with you wherever you go, refilling it often.
Pick the right sunscreen. From the American Cancer Society®: “Choose a sunscreen with “broad-spectrum” protection. Sunscreens with this label protect against both UVA and UVB rays. All sunscreen products protect against UVB rays, which are the main cause of sunburn. But UVA rays also contribute to skin cancer and premature aging. Only products that pass a test can be labeled ‘broad spectrum.’ Products that aren’t broad spectrum must carry a warning that they only protect against sunburn, not skin cancer or skin aging.”
Go for a swim! Swimming is the perfect way to stay and get some exercise in at the same time. Go for a swim in our swimming pool or head to a water park. Wear sunscreen to avoid a wicked burned.
Limit vigorous activity. Limiting vigorous activity during the hottest part of the day is a smart way to help you stay cooler. Choose instead to exercise in the early mornings or late evenings when the temperature is cooler. Maybe try some indoor yoga if you are determined to exercise in the middle of the day.
Gadget or gimmick? There are several instruments out there are designed to help you stay cool. Use a spray bottle to mist your face. A personal fan, umbrella hat, or even a thermo-cool neck wrap can make a huge difference in your comfort — go ahead and try them out. Don’t worry about looking ridiculous; at least you will be cool.
Seek air conditioning. If the temperature is above 90 degrees, fans may not be enough. Seek out an air-conditioned venue to avoid getting too hot and risking heat stroke.
Brew Some Tea. Reader’s Digest recommends drinking tea to stay cool this summer. Peppermint tea is a great way to stay cool. Reader’s Digest writes, “Brew a pot of peppermint tea, then stick it in the fridge. Once it's nice and cold, wonderhowto.com suggests pouring some into a spray bottle and misting yourself with it. Better than water, the menthol in the tea will give your skin a tingly, cool feeling.”
Thanks for reading!