Last week, we got a little taste of the heat that we can expect this summer with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity. We even got to "enjoy" it some more this week but temperatures should cool down to the mid-70s by the weekend.

Obviously, one way to keep cool is to turn on your air conditioner but you can't always just sit in front of it. With the price of electricity going up as much as the temperature, we need to find ways to help us stay cool.

Ways To Help Stay Cool

The obvious way is to stay hydrated is to drink plenty of water, even if you don't feel really thirsty. It's not a bad idea to cut back on caffeine or alcohol when it gets really hot out.

Here's something that I read that suggests eating smaller meals more often instead of fewer big meals can help too. I realize that it's easy to start off by eating smaller meals and then the next thing you know is you are eating the big meals again.

This is one thing that I've discovered about myself when it comes to eating us that I like to eat seconds. My plate could be the size of a tea saucer or a platter, I WANT TO HAVE SECONDS.

So what I've started doing is to eat off a plate that is one size smaller than what I would normally eat off of. It doesn't seem like a lot but it adds up quickly. I get my seconds and I don't feel like a stuffed turkey when I'm done eating.

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If you have to be outdoors, take breaks and don't be alone. Make sure someone is with you or they know where you are. Know the signs for heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or heat cramps, and what to do next.

Do your best to keep cool because we want you around for a long time.

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