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4 ways to beat the heat, according to science

It’s a steamer out there!

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April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring ... June heatwaves?

That’s how it seems this year, with record-breaking temperatures driven by climate change already hitting several areas of the world during just the first few weeks of summer.


Here are 4 ways to keep yourself cool, according to science:


4. Pour some water on it

Cold showers, damp towels, and ice baths can do the trick.

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3. Sweat it out!

You can’t beat the body’s natural cooling system.

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Sweating is a very effective method for cooling the body down.

But when the hot weather is also humid, it’s harder for water to evaporate from your skin, causing you to feel sweaty and sticky.


2. Hyrdrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

How are you gonna sweat if you’re not full of water?


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If you’re parched, your body struggles to regulate its internal temperature, which can send you into heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

1. Lay low

If you have the option, it’s best to chill out on a hot day.

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Relaxing outside in the shade or indoors is the best way to pass a hot day.

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And if you have to be outside, pace yourself. Listen to your body, and make sure you stay hydrated and take breaks when possible.

Here’s to staying cool — or at least, less hot — all summer long.

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