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6 Ways to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer

Summertime is one of the most fun times of the year, but it’s also challenging if you live in a hot and humid climate. Georgians know what we’re talking about! Hottest summer on record? Take advantage of these six reminders from Cardinal Cleaning, so you can beat the heat and stay cool all summer long!

Invest in a mini fan.

A mini fan is a great way to beat the heat. It’s small, portable, and can fit in your purse or pocket. Plus, it’s a great way to stay cool when you’re on the go. Whether you’re waiting for your lunch order at Chipotle or just want to feel less hot while studying at Starbucks, this little device will help make it happen. They also come in a variety of sizes to meet your personal needs/ There are many reasons why people would choose one size over another. If you want something more compact that can easily be stored away in your bag during the day then a smaller model might be best. On the other hand, if you need something bigger to fill a larger space, then maybe the larger version would work better for you!

Freeze your own popsicles!

Freeze your own popsicles and enjoy a cool pick-me-up during the day! This hack is both more fun and more affordable than just buying them at the grocery store. Plus, you can even customize the popsicles based on your own favorite flavors or dietary needs.

1. Start with a classic popsicle mold or try a new shape!
2. Think beyond juice by adding in some finely cut fruit, yogurt, or even coffee for a morning pick-me-up.
3. Get creative with your flavors. Mix and match until you find the perfect combination.
4. Need some inspiration? Check out these flavor combinations: strawberry and banana, pineapple and coconut, mango and orange, berry blend, caramel coffee, etc.
5. Once you’ve got your popsicles made, pop them in the freezer.
6. Finally, enjoy the cool and refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

Stay hydrated.

It’s important to stay hydrated in the summer, especially when you’re spending time outdoors. Make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks. You can also try adding some fruits or vegetables to your water for a refreshing twist. Keep an eye on food and fluid intake. You can even incorporate fruits like watermelon or veggies like celery to get more healthy fluids in your system that way. Drink lots of fluids throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated as well as keep up with electrolytes like potassium which help regulate body temperature. You can also opt for Liquid IV or Gatorade for an extra boost of electrolytes!

Avoid caffeine and alcohol!

Hot weather can make us feel more anxious and irritable, so it’s important to avoid substances that can make these feelings worse. Caffeine and alcohol are both diuretics, which means they make you lose more water than you take in. They can also interfere with your body’s natural cooling mechanisms, making you feel even hotter. So instead of reaching for a cup of coffee or a beer, try to opt for water, infused water, fruit juices, smoothies, or electrolyte-filled drinks.

Take a trip to somewhere cooler

One way to beat the heat is to take a trip somewhere cooler. This could be the mountains, the beach, or even a water park. If you can’t get away, try visiting a local air-conditioned museum, shopping center, or indoor amusement park. You can even visit the library to get some reading in while you’re at it. Wherever you go, finding air conditioning and shade when possible may not only keep your body cool but also protect it from harmful UV rays.

Use sunscreen and other protective measures!

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. To protect yourself, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 to all exposed skin, including your lips, before you go outdoors. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating. Wear protective clothing, such as a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses. And be sure to seek shade when the sun is at its strongest, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here at Cardinal Cleaning, we really do care about you and your wellness. Take note of these tips as we look out for you!

Bonus: Contact us!

Finally, contact us! Another great way to stay cool, and keep your calm is to have fewer chores on your plate. Would you like assistance in cleaning and maintaining your home or office? Well, you know who to call! You can reach us at 404-920-8551 or email us at hello@cardinalcleaning.com for a free quote.

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners will use proper procedures and techniques to ensure you and your loved ones can enjoy cleanliness and coolness this summer. If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, we are your go-to local cleaning service serving Conyers, Georgia, as well as nearby areas including Covington, Loganville, Oxford, and Mcdonough. We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love this summer. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!