It’s August and the summer season is in full swing. People are taking vacations, kids are off from school, and temperatures are reaching record highs. Though the sweltering heat tempts us to stay indoors, we shouldn’t listen. And for many of us without expensive air conditioning units, we have no other choice but to look for other ways to beat the heat. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you may think to stay cool this summer. For one, we all know that drinking lots and lots of water will keep us hydrated. But did you know wearing lighter colors could also cool your body down? Or eating spicier foods? Keeping cool this August is not impossible, even when you have every reason to believe it is. Here are some tips and strategies to help you escape the high temperatures and stay refreshed in the hot summer months.
Cooling your home
- Draw the curtains: While you’re out, keep the curtains drawn to block out any scorching heat from entering your home uninvited.
- Ditch the duvet: While comforters and quilts are great for the winter, ditch them during the summer months. Sleep under a sheet instead and have a blanket nearby for the cooler nights.
- Use your fan the right way: Don’t use it to cool the room down. Fans will push hot air around the room, making it even hotter! They are way more effective cooling people down, not rooms.
Cooling your body
- Stay hydrated: Here’s an obvious one. Drink lots of water. Try throwing some bottles in the freezer and taking them out right before you go outside. You can also use the frozen bottles to cool you down at night by keeping one under your blanket.
- Eat the right way: By consuming smaller meals more often, your body won’t use as much energy and heat to break down those large portions. Spicy foods have also proven to cool your body down by producing sweat.
- Wear light clothing: Loose cotton and linen will keep you cool, where as synthetics will make you sweat. Darker colored clothing also absorbs more heat from the sun, so stick to whites and other lighter colors.
Planning on hosting a summer cookout or picnic? Try out some of these cool summer recipes to refresh your guests.
- Watermelon Feta Salad: Who doesn’t love watermelon during the summertime? Especially with National Watermelon Day occurring this August. Try out this sweet summery salad to cool your afternoon.
- Grilled Pineapple with Spicy Jalapeno & Pepperjack Meatballs: Our sweet and spicy meatballs will add a burst of flavor to any summer cookout. The convenient serving sizes make it super easy when hosting guests.
- Raspberry Lemonade: Add this easy raspberry lemonade recipe to your cool summer drinks list to try.
What are you waiting for? Beat the hot weather by following these easy steps in keeping cool this summer. Escaping the exhausting temperatures can be manageable and allows you to finally enjoy this blissful season. So grab your friends and family and take advantage of these last months. Be sure to check out our recipe page for more recipes using our all-natural products.