Tips for staying cool this summer

Tips for staying cool in Sebastian, Florida.
Tips for staying cool in Sebastian, Florida.

It’s that time of year again when temperatures in Sebastian rise into the 90s as we witnessed last week. These temperatures can be especially dangerous for older adults whose bodies do not cool down like when they were younger.

Tips for all ages on how to beat the heat this summer in Sebastian, Florida.

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

We can not stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated! Always have water readily available when hanging outdoors. Always carry a water bottle with you. Drink water, even when you do not feel thirsty.

Limit Outdoor Activities

Limit the time you spend outdoors during the hottest hours of the day to non-vigorous activities. The hottest time of day is around 3:00 p.m., so if you are planning to be outdoors around this time, make sure it is more of a lounging activity.

Dress Appropriately

Wear clothing made of breathable materials or fabrics that will keep you cool, such as cotton, linen, or jersey. Avoid anything polyester, nylon, or silk.

Enjoy Water Activities

Outdoor water activities help to keep your body cool. Great local locations to help you stay hydrated include the North County Pool, the splash pad, beaches, the tide pool at the Sebastian Inlet, the Wabasso Causeway, home pools, or water parks.

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About Tina Hodges
Tina Hodges moved to Sebastian with her family in 1980 and has lived in the area ever since. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years before she became a full-time travel writer. Tina joined Sebastian Daily in 2016.