This is sponsored content from BlogHer and Crystal Light.I have always been a summer girl. I grew up in the perfect weather of Southern California and was a resident "sun worshiper". We didn't have air conditioning in our house back then, but a few fans in the house could keep us cool. It was definitely hot, but there was the cool ocean breeze to cool you off.
When I got married, 10 years ago, I moved to Pennsylvania and learned what a sticky and uncomfortable summer was all about. Now I dread summer!
The summers here are all about thick humidity, afternoon thunder storms and never feeling cool, unless you are indoors with the AC cranked up full blast. I've noticed that the only time I talk to my neighbors is in the spring and fall. The winter is so dang cold and the summer just makes you feel sticky and gross. All you want to do is hide inside!
So how can you stay fresh and hydrated in the summer, especially when it is hot and humid? Here are some tips:
*If you are wanting to work in your garden or exercise, try to do that in the early morning or evening when the temps start to go down.
*Eat lots of ice cream and Italian ice.
*Watch Ice age with the kids and pretend you are snowed in.
*Drink lots of water. If you get bored of plain old water, add some Crystal Light. There are so many flavors, pick out a few or try them all!
*If you are working outside in the heat of the day, twist and pin a wet, thin towel around your neck filled with plenty of crushed ice. The ice melts and the cool water runs down your back wetting your shirt providing even more cooling.
*Eat watermelon. It is 90% water!
*Keep a spray bottle handy. A squirt in the face will feel so good! Hey...how about a squirt gun fight for the kids!
*Clean out your freezer. Enjoy the cold.
*Keep water in your car....just in case you break down. You never know!
*Learn how to ice skate.
*Keep a pitcher of water or Crystal Light in the fridge and drink from it all day. Make sure you drink at least 64 oz every day to stay hydrated.
*Stock up on plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Try your local farmer's market.
*Make ice pops in the ice cube trays. Try making Crystal Light pops for a cool treat.
*Go to the movie theater and see a good summer action flick! I always have to take a jacket in there even in the middle of the summer! Burrrr!
*Wear less makeup but make sure to wear sunscreen.
*Drink water at each meal.
*Try not to think about global warming. ;)
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