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Quick Tips to Beating the Heat

Updated on July 21, 2010


This is a really short hub while the babies are asleep.  Summer is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere and heat stroke is a real danger.  Especially to those who are a little older or those on medications that can effect your body's ability to disperse body hear, like me

Quick Ways to Cool Your Core Body Temperature

The trick to a quick cool down is to get to the parts of the body where the veins and arteries run close to the surface:

  • Feet and ankles
  • back of knees
  • hands and wrists
  • inside of elbows
  • back and sides of neck
  • top of head

When you are overheated

Just try any one of these and you will feel an almost instant change in your body temperature.  They have stopped heat stroke in its tracks more than once for me.

Sorry no pics babies just woke up.  Gotta run!

Cold Water + Application=RELIEF

You only need 2 things:

  1. Cold water  ice if possible
  2. a container to put it in

For a really fast cool down, fill a bucket with cold water, add ice if you have it and simply stick your feet and ankles in it.  You will be amazed at how quicly your body will cool right down.

Run the insides of your wrists under the cold water faucet.  Veins and arteries run right on the surface.  the coll water, cools the blood which is then carried through out the body.

A cold towel at the back of the neck, or running your head under cold water will do the same.


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    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      It's been super hot here in NYC - and I know you've heard this before - it's not the heat but the humidity. And that's the case. Fortunately, I loooove summer.

      Thanks for these so easy to do tips. I will do some splashing and share the tips. Thanks so much.

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Good, Itfawkes, that was the purpose of this hub.

    • ltfawkes profile image


      8 years ago from NE Ohio

      Good tips, well-presented. I feel cooler already.


    • mulberry1 profile image

      Christine Mulberry 

      8 years ago

      Sounds like good tips. I know the cold cloth on my neck would help a lot!

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the thumbs up on my hub Springboard. Its funny how sometimes the simplest things work the best. I am glad you found the hub helpful and environmentally friendly as well.

    • Springboard profile image


      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      As the days go by and the hot remains, this is an essential hub. Barring walking around the house naked, which would probably terrify the neighbors if they got a peek in through the windows, these are some fantastic ideas. They work too, I should note.

      Funny, the other day I was in the shower and my wife told me, "I'm going in after you. Don't use all the hot water up." I'm thinking, HOT WATER? It's 90 degrees outside. I told her I was taking a cold shower and so she had nothing to worry about. She could have all the hot water the water heater had in it.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Good tips to apply the ice water in the right areas - especially when you are in a hurry to cool off.

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Varenya, before bed try jumping into a cool or tepid tub or shower. Again, this will help cool your core body temperature helping to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.

    • Varenya profile image


      8 years ago

      I really needed these advices, I'm literally melting like an ice-cream, in this southern mediterranean climate! Thanks!

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Glad you like it susiecat7

    • suziecat7 profile image


      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Cool sounds nice right now.


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