(StatePoint) The Bellville area has already experienced one heat wave this summer, and summer hasn’t even officially arrived. More sultry weather with heat and lots of humidity is expected this weekend, and there will be plenty of hot days in the future.
But there are ways to beat the heat this summer.
Staying cool in hot weather can be easier with these top tips.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to regulate your body temperature. While it certainly helps to carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, you don’t have to stick to plain water in order to quench your thirst. Summer is all about fresh fruit and vegetables like cucumber, watermelon, berries and pineapples. Add slices of these juicy summer favorites to a pitcher of water, or simply make a fruit salad or smoothie.
Eat Cool Foods
Want to keep both your home and yourself cooler? On the hottest days of summer, skip laboring over a hot stove or opening and closing a blazing oven. Instead, opt for light, cook-free meals. Gazpacho, creative salads, lettuce wraps, summer rolls, hummus and grape leaves are all great options for lunch and dinner, as are sweet or savory yogurt and cottage cheese parfaits for breakfast.
Take a Dip
Getting cool by spending time in and around water? Before hitting the pool, beach or lake, be sure your tech is designed to handle all your outdoor fun. To get equipped, consider rugged wearable timepieces, like the WSD-F20 Pro Trek Smart Outdoor Watch, which is 50-meter water-resistant and a good choice for all your summer water activities. Use the altimeter, barometer, and compass, along with a full-color map display, to explore lakes, rivers and ocean vistas.
Before you head out, download apps, such as MySwimPro for swimming, Glassy for surfing and Fishbrain for fishing, to enhance your summer sport activities.
On sweltering days, sweat less by selecting breathable, natural fibers for outfits and linens. Avoid polyester and other synthetics whenever possible. Loose, flowing garments are ideal choices for beating both heat and humidity.