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August 08, 2016 2 min read

According to recent study, 2016 is going to end up being the hottest year in recorded history, with each month hotter than any in the past.  As temperatures continue to rise, we here at Arctic Cool feel it’s important to take the time to learn how to beat the summer heat and stay as cool as you can.   It’s important to take extra steps to stay cool, to mitigate the risk of a heat stroke, discomfort, lethargy, and more. It’s not always easy, though, even when you are just trying to go about your normal daily activities. We can’t spend our summers in the path of our air conditioning vents! So if you’re trying to stay active and want to beat the heat, here are a few tips that can help.  

Four Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

  1. Dress for the Heat – Simply put, dressing appropriately will have a big impact on your success. Shorts and wicking socks are some common choices, but today’s Artic Cool shirts and accessories can help instantly cool you down thanks to their HydroFreeze X Technology that uses your sweat to help chill your body and keep you cool. The right clothing not only keeps you comfortable with proper ventilation, but can go even further and keep you cool with technology. The cooling towel is also great portable way to cool off under the summer sun.
  2. Drink Water – Hydration is your best friend during the summertime. It keeps your regulates your body's functions, and helps maintain proper body temperature during periods of activity and rest.
  3. Change Locations or Situations – We know this sounds obvious, but it’s not always that apparent. The summer is often sweltering, but certain locations are hotter than others. Just changing where you’re working out can help tremendously. For instance, can you run on a treadmill in an air conditioned room instead of outside in the summer heat? And beyond location, what about your timing? Can you rise earlier for your morning jog or to wait until the heat of the day has passed? These types of changes can be enough to help you combat a lot of the challenges of summertime.
  4. Eat Differently – Summer diets should be focused on lighter fare. There are even certain foods like melons and vegetables that will help cool your body temperature. Also, preparing these foods doesn't require an oven, meaning lower overall heat within your home.
  These four steps can lay the foundation for the right kind of summer – a cooler one. The heat can certainly be a big risk to your health and wellbeing. With the right approach to diet, exercise, proper hydration, and the right cooling clothing, you’ll be able to beat the heat and feel better than ever.

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