Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stay Cool!

Well, here we are, June 20, 2012 the first day of Summer has FINALLY arrived, and it's making its presence known with hot, humid temperatures!

Over the next few days, make sure to take necessary steps to keep yourself cool and hydrated:

* Wear light weight, light coloured clothing; light colours reflect the light, while dark ones absorb. Materials like cotton help skin breathe.

* Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water, even if your not thirsty.

* Try to stay downstairs, places like basements are always cooler, as heat rises!

* Spritz yourself with water in a spray bottle and sit in front of a fan!

* Do your errands! if you have stuff to do, malls, grocery stores and places like that are usually always air conditioned!

* Refrain from working out and exercising during peak hours of the day, as this is the hottest time, do them first thing in the morning or closer to evening when it starts to cool off!

* If you do go outside, remember to wear a hat and lots of sunscreen!  Have you ever noticed having a wicked headache after being outside without a hat? This is a first sign of sun stroke. WEAR YOUR HAT!!!

**** During hot times like these, PLEASE look after your pets; make sure they have plenty of fresh, cold water and shade if they need to be outside.  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS INSIDE A VEHICLE FOR ANY REASON!  (Same goes for your kids!!!!!)

**** It is also a good idea to check on elderly relatives and neighbours during extreme heat days, just to make sure they're doing ok!

* Have plenty of popsicles on hand, I find this really helps in the heat!

* Don't forget to grab one of your favourite frozen beverages! Tim Horton's has their frozen lemonades on for $1 right now!!

Stay cool everybody!!!

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