5 Planet-Friendly Ways To Keep Yourself Cool This Summer

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2. Eat Cooling Foods and Stay Hydrated

You can avoid excess heat in the kitchen and cool your body down by eating more fresh salads, raw dishes, and no oven recipes. Furthermore, eating raw foods like cucumber and watermelon, as well as herbs like mint that have an inherent cooling nature, is a great way to replenish your body with fluids and keep you energized through the energy-sapping summer months.

Similarly, drinking water regularly will keep you hydrated, ensuring perspiration to keep the core body temperature down. Ultra-hydrating drinks include water, herbal teas and natural juices. Coconut water especially helps replenish electrolytes, and it also tastes amazing!

3. Cool Your Pulse Points

Keeping your pulse points cool is an age-old practice followed all around the world to beat the heat. For example, people living in the Sahara cover their necks with scarves not only to guard themselves against the sun, but also because the neck contains vital pulse points.

Pulse points are areas on the body where you can feel your pulse because your blood vessels are close to the surface of your skin. Because they are so close, you can cool off your blood and body temperature by getting the area in contact with cool water.

Your neck, wrists, ankles, inside of the knees and elbows, inner thighs, temples and forehead are all pulse points that relay the sensation of coolness to the rest of your body when they are cooled! Keeping these points cool through the use of wet handkerchiefs, ice cubes, or water can bring down your body temperature fast—even in the desert!

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