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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Chilling in HOT Weather!


17 Sivan, 5776

As I learn how highs temperatures have soared in various locations, I realize that many of my readers might need some help to cool down. Perhaps you'll find helpful information with...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The New York Times »

The New York Times

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer announced its arrival this week by bringing record high temperatures around the country. To help you keep your cool, we’ve compiled some expert advice for coping with the heat.
Stay Cool!
Tara Parker-Pope
Well Editor

Patrik Giardino/Getty Images
Why do some people become seriously ill while exercising in hot weather and others don’t?

Robert Dant
Now you don’t have to feel guilty about buying your kids that convenience-store slushie. Pre-cooling before hot-weather exertion improves the body’s ability to cope in the heat.
Renee Keith
We don’t advise wearing an icy collar like the athletes in this study, but it’s good to know that putting an icy compress on your neck on a hot day will cool you down.

Jed Jacobsohn for The New York Times
A good head-dousing isn’t just a way to celebrate a championship. It’s also a smart way to keep your body cool in the heat.
Getty Images
Hey, don’t knock it till you try it.

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