How to Stay Cool on a Hot Day

  1. Hold a cold beverage against your neck.
  2. Wear cotton clothes.
  3. Wear linen clothes.
  4. Wear loose clothing.
  5. Keep a misting bottle in the refrigerator and use it a lot throughout the day.
  6. Wear light-colored clothes because they reflect light. Dark colors absorb light, and therefore heat.
  7. If you live in an area with low humidity, you can stay cooler by wearing more clothing. This will block the sun’s rays.
  8. Stay in your basement or lowest level of your house since hot air rises and cool air sinks.
  9. Keep your curtains or blinds closed during the daytime, especially the ones on the windows which get the most sunlight.
  10. Turn off any electrical appliance you are not using.
  11. Don’t drink alcohol on a hot day.
  12. Don’t you go near that stove!
  13. Enjoy some cold fruit.
  14. Avoid caffeine.
  15. Eat smaller, more frequent meals instead of three big meals.
  16. Drink a lot of water.
  17. Put cucumbers over your eyelids.
  18. Smear some rubbing alcohol onto your skin.
  19. During the hottest part of the day, go to the mall, book store, library, church or movie theater.
  20. Plan your most difficult work or play for the early morning. late afternoon or early evening.
  21. Do not spend any time on hot asphalt surfaces.
  22. In the morning, shut your windows before you leave home to keep cooler night air in and hot day air out.
  23. Soak a pair of socks in water and wear them.
  24. Splash water on your face throughout the day and let it evaporate.
  25. Run some cold water on your wrists or hold ice or a cold beverage against them.
  26. Wear a water-soaked headband or wristbands.
  27. Stay in your cool tub for a long, long time.
  28. Wash your hair, no blow dryer.
  29. Buy an air conditioner, maybe?

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