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Are You Prepared For A Hot Summer?

Alright I’ll be the first to tell you that I am not a big fan of the heat, but just like the next day. It’s going to come and it will be hot and sometimes hotter then other days. Are you prepared for the heatwave that is about to come? I was recently back in my hometown in Mississippi over the weekend and I have to say that down there it was extremely hot, but there is not kinda heat like that between Texas and Louisiana. The biggest thing you want to do is make sure that you are prepared for those hot days. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you to keep plenty of fluids in your body at all times during those extra hot days.

 

1.Alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times (early morning or late evening). If you can’t change the time of your workout, scale it down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead or running, or decreasing your level of exertion.

2.Wear loose-fitting clothing, preferably of a light color.Cotton clothing will keep you cooler than many synthetics.

3.Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your faceĀ  after being outdoors.

4.Fans can help circulate air and make you feel cooler even in an air-conditioned house.

5.Try storing lotions or cosmetic toners in the refrigerator to use on hot, overtired feet.

6.Keep plastic bottles of water in the freezer; grab one when you’re ready to go outside. As the ice melts, you’ll have a supply of cold water with you.

7.Take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water.

8.Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes.

9.Some people swear by small, portable, battery-powered fans. At an outdoor event I even saw a version that attaches to a water bottle that sprays a cooling mist.

10.I learned this trick from a tennis pro: if you’re wearing a cap or hat, remove it and pour a bit of ice cold water into the hat, then quickly invert it and place on your head.

 

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Try these is you want to stay in good condition and make sure that you are around for other summers to come. Alot of this is basically common sense, so make sure you take care of yourself and lets get ready for a hot summer in Lake Charles!

 

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