Summer brings sunny days, outdoor adventures, and a chance to enjoy the warm weather. However, it’s essential to keep cool and stay hydrated during the scorching heat. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with a list of fun ways to beat the summer heat while keeping your body replenished. So, grab your shades and get ready to dive into the new season!
Sip on Fresh Fruit Infusions:
Stay hydrated and energized by infusing your water with slices of fresh fruits like watermelon, cucumber, or citrus. Not only does it add a burst of flavor, but it also helps staying hydrated helps regulate your body temperature.1
To learn more about the importance of hydration, read our post, Hydration: Is Water Enough?
Embrace Ice-Cold Treats:
Indulge in icy treats like fruit popsicles, frozen yogurt, or homemade smoothie bowls. These delightful options not only satisfy your sweet cravings but also provide a cooling sensation to help you stay refreshed.
For a protein-packed cold treat, try our Ready-To-Drink Protein Popsicles Recipe!
Incorporate Electrolyte-rich Beverages:
To keep your body balanced and cool, opt for electrolyte-rich drinks like coconut water or AdvoCare Rehydrate®. These beverages replenish essential minerals lost through sweating, which can help keep your energy levels up.
For more fun ways to incorporate Rehydrate into your day check out the following posts:
Seek Shade and Ventilation:
When the sun is at its peak, find shelter in the shade. Enhance the airflow by using fans or creating cross-ventilation to keep the air around you fresh and cool. While outside, seek solace in the shade offered by trees, tall buildings, or canopies at local parks. Plan picnics or outdoor gatherings in areas with ample shade to enjoy the fresh air without the direct heat.
Opt for Lightweight and Breathable Fabrics:
Choose clothing made of lightweight and breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. These natural fibers allow air circulation, preventing overheating, and promoting comfort throughout the day.
Stay Active with Water Sports:
Engage in water-based activities such as swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding. These activities provide a dual benefit of exercise and keeping you cool. Plus, they are a fantastic way to enjoy the summer season.
Set Up a Water Sprinkler:
Utilize a sprinkler in your yard using a hose or attachable sprinkler heads. It’s a playful and refreshing way to cool down, especially for kiddos!
Optimize Indoor Cooling:
Maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency by sealing any gaps around windows or doors to prevent hot air from seeping in. Use ceiling fans or portable fans to circulate cool air and create a more comfortable indoor environment. Bonus Tip: you can create your own mini “air conditioner” by putting a bowl of ice in front of your favorite fan. As the ice evaporates, the fan will push the cooler air in your direction.
Plan Outdoor Activities Strategically:
Schedule outdoor activities for early mornings or evenings when temperatures are typically lower. Take advantage of cooler hours to enjoy walks, bike rides, or gardening while minimizing exposure to excessive heat.
Summer is a time to soak up the sun’s rays, but staying cool and hydrated is essential for overall well-being. By incorporating these energizing and refreshing tips into your summer routine, you can beat the heat while maintaining your energy levels and staying hydrated. Let’s embrace the summer season and make the most of the sunny days ahead!
1. Zahmak, M. (2013, July 2). The importance of hydration. Media Relations. https://www.wku.edu/news/articles/index.php?view=article&articleid=2330#:~:text=The%20body%20water%20has%20an