Beat the Heat this Summer

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Water
Keep water on hand at all times to avoid dehydration. Avoid peak heat hours Exercise, play and garden outside before or after the peak heat hours of the day (10:00-2:00).

Wear sunscreen
Apply it 30 minutes before going outside for best results.

Protect your eyes
Wear sunglasses or a wide brimmed hat to keep out the strong summer sun.

Use fans
Be sure to turn on your ceiling fans, try a pedestal fan, or even a desk fan if you are tied to your computer during the day.

Spritz yourself
Keep a spray bottle in the refrigerator, and when the going gets hot, give yourself a good squirt.

Give your appliances a break
Skip the drying cycle on the dishwasher and leave the door open to let the dishes dry. Try grilling outside instead if heating up the oven.

Eat light
There’s a reason we crave salads in the summer. They’re easier to digest than heavier foods that leave you feeling sluggish in the high heat.

Put up sun blockers
Keep your house cooler by closing blinds and drapes to block out the sun.

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