We waited for the warm kiss of summer for months and now we wonder why we ever wished this heat on ourselves. A long-lasting heat wave is upon at least two thirds of the United States for the foreseeable future and it is brutal. We came up with seven ways for you to beat the unbearable summer heat to stay safe and cool.
This is the most obvious way to stay cool during the summer months. And by hydration, we mean actual water. Margaritas don’t count! It is important to either drink water with added electrolytes or add electrolytes to your water bottle. Bring a cooler packed with drinks everywhere you drive your golf car. Heat stroke is no joke and replenishing fluids lost to sweat is key.
Keep Your Cheeks Chilly
While you are cruising around on a hot day, keep your booty cheeks nice and cool with Chilly Cheeks. The seat cover is equipped with ice cold gel packs designed to lower the core temperature of your body and make the heat a bit more bearable.
Add AC to Your Golf Car
Play golf or cruise the neighborhood on the hottest day when your golf car has Kool Air Tops. Working as an evaporative cooler, Kool Air Tops lowers temperatures as much as 25 degrees. Wouldn’t a cool stream of air make a big difference right now? Be the envy of the neighborhood by adding a golf car enclosure. You will have a mobile cooling station. If you don’t want to go as far as an actual air conditioner, consider bringing a hand held fan with you.
Know Your Body’s Cooling Points
Understanding where your body’s pulse points are can help you to stay cool. If the heat begins to make you feel sick, apply ice cubes, a cold pack, or even cool water to any of the pulse points located on your wrists, neck, insides of elbows and knees, and at your temples. If you know that you will be out in the heat for a while, especially if you will be playing golf or tennis, wrap a damp bandana or a cooling scarf around your neck or wrists for an easy way to stay cool.
Give Yourself a Squirt
The last time you visited the zoo, did you notice that the elephants blast water from their trunks to keep themselves cool? They understand about thermal regulation and you can, too. Keep a spray bottle filled with ice water handy and give yourself a quick squirt periodically. Spray your pulse points first and notice how quickly you feel your body cool down.
Before you know it, the weather will turn chilly again. But, until then, use these beat the heat tips to stay cool and safe in the unprecedented heat.
About the Author: The Owner of WHEELZ Custom Carts & Accessories, Julie Starr was one of the industry’s first online retailers of golf car products. Her eCommerce store, www.WHEELZLLC.com, has been serving golf car owners since 2008 and the store remains a popular online shopping experience for golf car owners who want to take their golf cars to the next level.