Sarah Coleman: Tips to stay cooler than cool |

Sarah Coleman: Tips to stay cooler than cool

Sarah Coleman brings years of personal health and fitness knowledge to the table as Explore's health and fitness contributor.
Joel Reichenberger

— Doesn’t it feel like summer got here overnight? With temperatures already in the 80s, the following are a few tips to help stay cooler than cool this summer season.

Make popsicles

Yum! Get creative and mix and match flavors. Go for the classic flavors, such as lemonade and iced tea, or jazz it up with coconut milk and fresh lime.

Buy kiddie pool

That’s right, buy a pool and put it out in the yard. Fill with ice cubes and water and let your feet go for a soak after a hot day or a bike ride. The kids and dogs will love it, too.

Freeze washcloths

Get about 10 washcloths wet and roll them up and then place them in a Tupperware container in the freezer. Whenever the temperature rises, grab one and place it on your forehead. It’s similar to hot yoga without the yoga. Need a little pick-me-up? Add a few drops of essential oils to the washcloths for an original scent.

Sleep outside

Have a good old-fashioned sleepover in the backyard. Grab family or friends and sleep beneath the stars. The cold ground will help regulate your temperature, and the fresh air won’t hurt, either. Not only that, it gives you a chance to learn a new constellation and share it with the group.

Keep cucumbers near

Slice cucumbers and place them in the fridge. It’ll be as if you’re having a day at the spa as you lay cold cucumbers on the eyes. Sit back, relax and feel as cool as a cucumber.

Stay hydrated

Plain and simple. Drink lots of water. Then, drink some more water. You can always half-fill water bottles and freeze them, so your water is always ice cold and refreshing.

Switch up your workout routine

Get out on a dawn patrol bike ride. Maybe go for an early morning run to watch the sunrise. Have a nighttime fitness scavenger hunt with headlamps. Get out of the midday heat with a fun workout regimen that deviates from your normal routine.

Host water fight

Buy some cheap water guns and go to town. Have fun. Get competitive. Buy some fun prizes. May the best man win.

Go skinny-dipping

Go on a hike and find a cold mountain lake. Strip down and hop on in. Bring a friend along for the fun.

Stay cool. Be cool. Keep cool.

Sarah Coleman brings years of personal health and fitness knowledge to the table. Currently the health and wellness director at The Foundry, Coleman is a personal trainer, “CrossFitter,” coach, outdoor enthusiast, managing partner with Inspired Live Network and owner of A Weight Lifted Fitness Camp. She provides flawless technique and a positive attitude. Taking fitness to new levels, she uses the outdoor environment, your living room or work space, as well as the gym to influence and push her clientele. Funky knee socks and outrageous colors make Sarah unique, which transfers into her training and brings a smile to everyone’s face.

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