Are you struggling to stay cool during hot summer days? It can be tough, especially for kids who overheat much easier than adults. But with a little bit of mindfulness, you can keep yourself and your kids feeling refreshed and energized. Here are four tips to help you beat the heat
Staying hydrated is crucial on hot days. Make sure to drink plenty of water and electrolytes like coconut water or tomato juice.
Shift Your Mindset
Take a minute to prepare yourself mentally and talk to your kids about what to expect on a hot day. This will help you all stay calm and focused, rather than feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Start Earlier or Stay Out Later
Avoid the hottest parts of the day by starting your outdoor activities earlier in the morning or later in the evening. This way, you can still enjoy the sun and breeze without getting burnt out.
When it's hot, our bodies work much harder to cool us down, which can make us feel more tired and sluggish. To combat this, slow down your breathing, your movements, and your itinerary. This will help you conserve your energy and stay cool and comfortable.
By following these four simple tips, you and your tiny humans can stay cool, calm, and collected even on the hottest of summer days.
And, if you're looking for fun ways to enjoy Summer in the shade or in the sun, check out Metta Play's bilingual yoga for kids here. These cards can help your kids learn mindfulness and a new language in a fun and engaging way.