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Tips for Staying Cool This Summer


The Residences at Great Pond Blog, Randolph, MA  Living in Massachusetts is great, but the summer's can be brutal. Here are a few tips to help you stay cool this summer.


Here at The Residences at Great Pond, we want you to have the most enjoyable summer possible. To help you do that, we’ve provided a few tips to help you fight the heat this summer here in Randolph, MA, in or out of your apartment.


Drink water. You hear this one all the time, but that’s probably because it can’t be stressed enough. Drink lots of water to regulate your core temperature. Carry a water bottle and drink regularly throughout the day to avoid getting thirsty and dehydrated. Headaches are one of the most common signs of dehydration. Increase your water intake when doing any sort of physical activity or when being outside in the summer sun for long periods of time. Use a refillable water bottle and keep it with you wherever you go.


Dress right. Choose loose-fitting, light-colored, and lightweight clothing to help you stay cool. Natural fabrics that breathe let heat out, so when choosing your clothing, think cotton and linen and stay away from synthetic fibers. Wickaway fabrics, the kind of clothing usually worn when exercising, are a good choice.


Go for a swim! Take advantage of our pool and host a pool party or two with your friends. Swimming is a refreshing way to stay cool and exercise at the same time. Just be sure to wear sunscreen to avoid getting burned.


Take a nap. Stay indoors during the day, if you are able. The sun is at its hottest between noon and about 4 pm, so plan indoor activities for this time of day, and take a nap to recharge!


Limit vigorous activity. Limiting vigorous activity during the hottest part of the day will help you stay cooler. Choose instead to exercise in the early mornings or late evenings when the temperature is a quite a bit cooler.


Find a gadget or gimmick. There are several gadgets out there are designed to help you stay cool. Use a spray bottle to mist your face. A personal fan, an umbrella hat, or even a thermal-cool neck wrap can make a huge difference in your comfort — go ahead and try them out. Don’t worry about looking ridiculous; at least you will be cool.


Eat right. Avoid heavy foods and opt for foods high in water content — fruits, salads, and soups are all good ideas. Foods can also be a great source of water to keep you hydrated and avoid headaches from the heat.


We hope you enjoyed our article! Feel free to share any other tips you find helpful for fighting the summer heat with us in the comments. We hope that you have a great month here in Randolph, MA!