The Art of chilling out in Summer

Summer Time

Summer, a wonderful time of the year, to go to the beach or swimming pool, it is a time when exercising all year pays off, when people are not ashamed period. Everyone joins in, young and old enjoy their summer till the end. The days are long and nothing beats staying outside till late in the day and you still have the sun up, it is truly a wonderful feeling.

Yet, there are those that are stuck at work, or have to take care of something, an errand maybe or some early morning task or even worse mid day. What can they do to stay cool during that time.

Chilling Out

Staying cool in Summer is not an easy task, with all the heat and sun going on around you. Now I know this might sound obvious, but stay out from under the Sun. Stay in the shade people, I cannot stress this enough. If you can’t find a nice shade to stand under or walk under; wear a slightly wet hat. Now is not the time to worry too much about fashion or style, it’s alright. If you want, you can even walk with an umbrella.

Always carry with you a nice cool icy bottle of water, nothing beats this during a nice hot day. If you are outside and engaged in a lot of physical activity, all I can offer in advice is stop. You have three fourth of the year to occupy yourself in strenuous activity, do you have to do it now?

When it becomes extremely hot, try dipping your extremities (Feet or hand) in a bucket of icey water. Your hands and feet act like heat sinks for your body, cooling those down will cool you down.

Try to make sure that that you have loose fitting light colored cotton clothes, the idea behind that is light colors reflect the sun light while darker colors absorb it. I say hogwash, to heck with physics, either or, its too dang hot. The only time you need a chore done during summer, is If you have a garden that needs watering, I highly recommend doing that, this is a good excuse to actually wet yourself as a grown up outside.

If you are the sweaty type, don’t worry too much about it. This is actually good for you in the heat, you can always carry a bottle of water and splash yourself with it every once in while, this gives you a good excuse for that wet look. Don’t wear sleeveless shirts though, nothing looks more gross than sweaty armpits, wet or not.

If you have access to a supermarket, walk slowly around the fridge sections, you don’t have to actually buy anything. Just enjoy the air conditioning and cool breeze. Malls and shops work as well, enjoy your time in there for as long as possible.

The hottest time during the day is from 12 pm to around 3 pm. This is when the sun is closest and hence the heat, if you are outside at this time, then you are an idiot. Go back indoors and wait it out, better if you can sleep it off in a nice shady spot.

Stay cool people and enjoy your summer.

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