I always wonder how people in the North survive the winters and blizzards, but I'm sure y'all wonder how we survive our sizzilin summers. You just stay inside as much as possible and accept that you may pass out from a heat stroke at any time.
In case you don't want to take out a loan to pay your summer electric bill, here are 5 ways to avoid a heat stroke on the cheap:
1. Cool your pulse. Wrap an ice cube in a towel and apply it to any of your body’s major pulse points (wrists, behind the knees and inside elbows) for a minute, then remove it for a minute—repeat until you feel sufficiently cool. Pulse points are areas with the best circulation, so lowering your blood temperature in those spots will carry the cooling effect throughout the entire body.
How cute are heart shaped ice cubes? I found this heart ice cube tray on Amazon for $6.99:
Bath & Body Works carries a Mentha Body Vitamin Body Lotion for $14:
4. Slice up a cucumber or watermelon. On a hot day, eating fruits and vegetables with high water content will not only help keep you hydrated, the added fluids allow your body to release heat by thinning the blood.
Watermelon is so good in the summer! I can't get enough of it.
Get a personalized fan instead like this pink personal air circulator for $19.99 from Target: