Monday, July 9, 2012

Keeping Your Cool This Summer

Most of know how to keep cool: wear light colors, stay hydrated, and take it easy when working outside in the heat. But how about those times when we over do it and get really hot and need to cool off quickly? Fortunately there are pulse points on the body. These are places in the body where blood vessels are close to the surface, which means you can cool your blood and your body by getting them in contact with cool water or ice. 

The best known cooling points are the back of the neck, the wrists, and your temple near the ear. Other cooling points include the inside of the elbows and knees. While this will not cool off the body entirely, it will make a big difference in how hot you feel. For more cooling points and more information on cooling see:

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