Stay Cool This Summer
1. Run cool water over the inside of your wrists
2. Use a couple frozen bottles in front of a desk fan. It will help chill a small space in no time.
3. Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day – more if you’re very active.
4. Don’t exercise in the heat of the day – do it before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m.
5. Chill your bed sheets. Fold a cotton sheet, pop it in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. A chilled bed sheet can help you keep cool.
6. Wear loose, light-colored natural-fiber clothing, like cotton.
7. Soak your feet in a plastic basin of cool (not cold) water.
8. Wrap ice cubes in a cloth and tie it around your wrists or the backs of your knees so it rests on your pulse points. It'll cool your body down fast.
9. Wear your hair up or short – most heat escapes from the top of your head.
10. Make your own portable evaporative cooler: wet down a white cotton towel and drape it around your neck.
11. Open windows only in the room you’re in and the one opposite. Position a fan to blow from one window to the other to create a cross-draft.
12. Shower or bathe regularly to keep your pores unclogged and efficiently sweating.
13. Instead of incandescent light bulbs, which give off a lot of heat, use compact fluorescents.
14. Keep blinds down where the sun is shining.