The summer time heat can be so unbearable it makes venturing out of your air conditioned home a chore. In this article we will look at eight tips to make your summer enjoyable and sweat free!
1. Plan Your Day Accordingly
Avoid the hottest parts of the day is key. Try to plan outdoor activates for the earlier morning hours and for evening hours. Mornings and evenings during the summer can be very enjoyable times because the temperature is bearable. If planning a trip to the local park, these are best times to go, but keep in mind many parks do close at sundown.
2. Shade is Your Friend
The scalding summer sun can send you and your children back in doors within 15 mins. If your going to be out in the middle of the day, shade will help you get through those unbearable temperatures. Seek shelter under a large tree or make an structure in the backyard with sun screen fabric from your local hardware store to make the great outdoors more enjoyable for you and your family.
3. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is the key to staying cool and sweat free during the summer. Being dehydrated can leave you with headaches. You can lose a liter or more of sweat during the heat of the day. Be proactive and keep hydrated with bottle water and electrolyte drinks to keep you from feeling bogged down by the heat.
4. Museum Visits
Spending time indoors is always a good way of keeping cool during the summer and one of the best places to take the family is the museum. Many museums feature special summer programs or exhibits for the family to partake in and see. It’s also an opportunity to have some fun learning experiences for the kids to keep their minds active.
5. Hit The Lake or The Pool
A day at the lake or by the pool is a great way to relax and cool off during the summer. Make sure to always use sunscreen before and during your time out to keep your body from getting sun burnt. Wear sunglasses to keep your eyes protected as well since water can reflect the sunlight into your eyes. Don’t forget to take some time out of the sun as well to hydrate and get some shade from the rays.
6. Ductless Air Conditioner
Ductless air conditioning is a great way to beat the heat. These systems are affordable and easy to set up as they require no ducts. They are also more efficient than your traditional air conditioning systems and are a great way to get that enclosed sun porch, back room or garage air conditioned. Ductless systems are zoned air conditions. This means that you can control the temperature for that room. You can save yourself money by cooling the one room that your using more to a lower temperature than the others that your not using rather than a traditional system that will have to cool all the rooms in your home even if your only using one.
Summertime is always a time when many blockbuster movies are released. Spending a day at the movies is a great way to beat the heat. Many movie theaters have summer deals for families and children that you can take advantage of to make the trips more affordable. Check their websites for show times and listings.
8. Old Fashioned Fun
What is summer without an ice cold soft drink or ice cream cone in hand? Flag down the ice cream man or get real creative and make your own sundaes. Have a picnic in the shade and or go for a bike ride. Just spending some quality time outdoors enjoying each others company is what makes summers great!