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How to Stay Cool This 4th of July

Posted on Blogs June 30, 2017 by Terry Jones

Are you excited about the 4th of July? The day is full of barbecue food, fireworks, and time with friends and family. However, the weather tends is usually hot! Read on for a few easy ways you can stay cool during Independence Day this year.

Go Swimming

Stave off the summer heat with a trip to the beach. Pack a picnic basket, grab the beach ball or other favorite beach toys, cram everyone in the car, and get going.

Have a pool at home or know someone who does? Throw a pool party or attend one. You can make a pitcher of margaritas, sangria, or nonalcoholic beverage. Whether you’re entertaining kids or throwing an all-adult event, everyone can stay cool by taking a dip or two in the pool.

Indulge in Frozen Desserts

When it’s hot outside, drinking plenty of fluids is important. However, the same old bottle of water, pop, or lemonade gets boring. Make hydration a little more interesting with ice pops, smoothies, frozen yogurt, sorbets, frozen bananas, ice cream sandwiches, or anything else you can think of. You can even make festive desserts by using red, white, and blue ingredients.

Use Only the Barbecue

While we’re on the topic of food, let’s talk about the main meal. You should grill everything outside on the barbecue instead of using the stove; doing so keeps the inside of the house cooler. Make some foods ahead of time that taste good cold, such as potato salad, pasta salad, or veggies and dip. You can pull them out of the fridge on the 4th of July and avoid the hot oven range all day.

Take A Warm Shower

Yes, that’s right. You should take a warm shower. Even though a freezing-cold shower feels amazing on a hot day, you’ll pay for it afterward with an increased core temperature. Basically, showering in cold water makes your body think that you are too cold, so it tries harder to warm you up. Take a lukewarm shower instead to regulate your body temperature.

Cool Your Pulse Points

Rubbing ice cubes, an ice pack, or other cold objects on your pulse points is an old, reliable trick for cooling down. These points are on your neck, temples, inner wrists, the inside of your elbows, and behind your knees. The reason this trick works is that the blood vessels are closer to the skin’s surface in these areas. Soaking your feet in cold water also helps, as they also have pulse points.

Blast the Air Conditioning

Why not spend the afternoon inside and enjoy the air conditioning? Invite some friends and family over and chill out with movies, games, and a couple of drinks. Stay away from the warm kitchen and order some pizza. By the time it’s dark enough for a fireworks show, it’ll be much cooler outside, and you can head out to join the festivities.

Stay cool this 4th of July and all summer long. Our team at All Year Cooling can install an AC unit in your home or repair or replace your current unit. Call us at 888-204-5554 to learn more.

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