5 Ways to Keep Cool in the Scorching Summer Heat

summersummerIt's hot. Melt your skin off hot. In fact, I don't remember a hotter summer than this. It's the kind of weather that makes me want to lay down in front of an air conditioner all day. If only.

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Who can stay indoors all day, especially with kids, work, and the endless amount of errands most of us have to run. So I have been on the hunt for the best tips and tricks for staying cool this scorching summer.

Check out these 5 surefire ways to beat the heat:

  1. Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad. The entire family can chill out with these neck wraps. Just rinse with cool water and wear for hours of comfort. ($13.95, froggtoggs.com)
  2. Ice your pulse points. Take along a sealed baggie full of ice and periodically rest it on your wrists and temples for a couple minutes every hour. A cold bottle of water will do the trick too.
  3. Zoku Quick Ice Pop Maker. Store this in your freezer and anytime you want a super-fast, refreshing treat, pour juice into the molds and it freezes in minutes. ($49.95, brookstone.com)
  4. Battery operated touch fan. The perfect breeze on the go. ($21, safetycentral.com)
  5. Stay away from spicy foods. You know that burning feeling you get in your mouth when you munch on a pepper? Well your whole body heats up too. When the temps rise, opt for anything else but spicy eats.

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What are your tricks and tips for staying cool this summer?

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Written by Ericka Souter for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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