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Cool It! – Tips For Staying Comfortable And Healthy For Summer

We all want to enjoy the summertime with all the great activities and warm weather, but what do you do when the heat gets to be too much? Here are some tips that will help you stay cool even through the hottest weather.
Tips to keep you and your home cooler through the hottest months –

For you –
• Always stay well-hydrated – drink lots of water – avoid alcoholic beverages.
• Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunblock when going out in the sun.
• Take your walks in the early morning or late evenings.
• Avoid strenuous tasks during the heat of the day.
• Placing an icepack around your neck can bring your temperature down quickly.
• Buy a plastic child’s pool and enjoy cooling off your feet.
• Avoid large meals – eat salads and smaller cold meals.
• Take a cool shower when the heat becomes too uncomfortable.

Cool it! Juice from Oranges is a Great Thirst Quencher and Hydrator! Photo Property of Hearthside Home Care

Cool it! Juice from Oranges is a Great Thirst Quencher and Source of hydration! Photo Property of Hearthside Home Care

For your home –
• Open your windows during the cool hours of the day.
• Placing a fan near a window on the shady side of the house, it is more effective.
• Avoid opening the refrigerator door too often– this can heat up your kitchen.
• Close drapes, curtains, windows, doors and shades before the day becomes too hot.
• Hang clothes on a line instead of using your dryer.
• Avoid using your oven, especially mid-day.
• Close off any unused rooms – will save on air conditioner usage.
If you become disoriented, confused or listless, call 911.
These are the symptoms of heat stroke.

For more information on living longer, healthier, happier lives at home contact:
Hearthside Home Care Inc.
4002-A Spring Garden Street
Greensboro NC 27407

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