While Texas summers bring great things like baseball, vacations and family memories, they also bring rising temperatures that can sometimes seem unbearable. If you find yourself needing a break from the heat, here’s a list of ten ways to cool off.
1. Go for a Swim
Luckily for us Texans, we have so many places to swim. Choose from a local pool, waterparks or natural swimming holes, lakes and rivers to go for a refreshing swim.
2. Catch a Flick
A good way to skip the heat is to go to the movies! It’s entertainment complete with snacks and air conditioning.
3. Wash Your Car
Skip the carwash and wash your wheels yourself as a way to cool down. It feels great and it keeps your ride looking great!
4. Treat Yourself
Take the family out for ice cream, or keep the house stocked with popsicles for a quick and tasty relief from the heat.
5. Grab a Glass of Tea
Though most true Texans drink tea year round, a fresh glass of iced tea can save you from a sweltering summer.
6. Eat Cool Food
One of the best ways to keep your house cool is to avoid using the oven and the stove. Try making sandwiches or eating foods that don’t have to be heated to preserve your A/C.
7. Switch Your Workout Times
If you usually work out in the afternoon or the early evening, try working out in the morning. It’s cooler and gives you more time to relax at night.
8. Stay Hydrated
When you’re sweating more, you’re losing more fluids than usual. Make sure you’re drinking an adequate amount of water to stay ahead of dehydration.
9. Give Blood
Visit one of our temperature-controlled donor centers. You can save lives and enjoy the A/C while you’re there.
10. Host a Blood Drive
Since people often leave town for various reasons over the summer, we always need drive coordinators to support the community’s blood supply. Consider hosting a drive to save lives and to stay cool while doing so!
Visit GiveForLife.com to learn more about hosting your own drive!