Cool Down Tips

 

Any resident of Arizona is no stranger to the heat. Average high temperatures are supposed to reach above 100 degrees! Today on the Liv Avenida Blog we have suggestions for impactful ways you can cool in or out of your apartment this season.

 

Drink plenty of water.

Water is vital to not only giving you life but keeping you hydrated and feeling fresh, physically. Staying hydrated keeps your mind sharp and your energy levels high, so be sure to replenish the fluids your body releases throughout the day by drinking up! Invest in a good reusable water bottle to cut down on waste.

 

Ice your pulses.

Greatist encourages you to “pamper your pulses” if you need to cool down fast. Invest in a few ice packs if you get hot easily and apply them to your pulse areas to decrease your body temperature and relax the heart rate quickly.

 

Wear sunscreen.

Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Protect your skin, not just in the summer but all year long! Invest in makeup with sunscreen, if you wear it, to make it more natural to you. Wear a hat and clothes made of lightweight, breathable fabrics that allow for proper ventilation throughout the day to give your body a break.

 

Encourage good airflow.

Air flow not only keeps your body cool but also your apartment! Use fans to encourage this, and block the harsh, hot light of the sun from warming up your apartment by using blackout drapes or curtains. Switch out your dark, silk, or polyester sheets for lighter-colored cotton ones to stay cool while you sleep, too.

 

How do you stay cool in the summertime here in Arizona? Share your wisdom with the rest of us by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading! We hope these and any other tips you come up with this month help you stay cool, fresh, and full of energy in the upcoming months.