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Marcie Lowery

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Surviving the Texas Summer

The Texas summer season is notorious for scorching temperatures and intense heat waves. As the sun beats down relentlessly, it's crucial to take steps to stay cool and safe. Whether you're a Texan resident or planning a visit during this time of the year, here are some essential tips :

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  •    Hydration is Key:

stay hydrated

One of the most crucial aspects of surviving the Texas summer is staying properly hydrated. With the sweltering heat, your body can lose water quickly through sweating. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Water is the best choice, but you can also supplement it with sports drinks or electrolyte-rich beverages to replenish essential minerals lost through sweating. DRINK UP!


  • Dress Smartly and Comfortably for the temps:

summer dress code

Choosing the right clothing can make a significant difference in dealing with the Texas heat. Go for lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing that allows your skin to breathe and helps to reflect the sun's rays. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can provide additional protection against harmful UV rays, bonus is you look super cute! 


  • Seek Shade and Stay Indoors:

During the peak heat hours, typically from late morning to mid-afternoon, it's best to stay indoors if possible. Air-conditioned environments provide much-needed relief from the scorching sun. If you must go outside, look for shaded areas or carry an umbrella to shield yourself from direct sunlight.  Remember carrying an umbrella isn't just for rainy days! 


  • Plan Outdoor Activities Wisely:

If you have outdoor activities planned, schedule them during the cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening. This way, you can avoid the most intense heat and reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses. Remember to apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. 


  • Use Cooling Techniques:

Various cooling techniques can help you combat the Texas summer heat. Take cool showers or use wet towels on your neck, wrists, and forehead to lower your body temperature. Consider using fans, air conditioners, or portable misting fans to create a comfortable indoor environment. If you're spending time outside, misting bottles or cooling towels can offer instant relief. I personally love the cooling towels. They really do work!

 

  •  Eat Light and Stay Healthy: