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Top Tips On How To Keep Yourself Cool

With the summer months upon us, we need to think about safety. Many people would not think they needed safety tips in the summer but we do. When the weather gets hot, many people do not know how to safely cool down and therefore can get very sick. Heat stroke is most common in the very young and the very old. That is not to say that those of us who are in between are free from potential harm. We all need to be aware of how to stay cool when the temperatures rise to keep us all out of the hospital! Here are some great tips on how to keep yourself cool when the weather is hot:

  1. Use The Fridge: The fridge is your friend when it is hot outside! Keep a spray bottle in the door of the fridge so you can give yourself some cooling spritzes if you are coming in from being outside. Also, keep your lotions you use on a daily basis in the fridge as well.
  2. Keep Hydrated: The big mistake many people make in the summer is drinking the wrong thing. You should not drink sodas, kool aid or other sugary drinks. You should stick with water or sports drinks which have electrolytes in them. Anything with caffeine in it can actually makes you more dehydrated.
  3. Eating: It seems like a no brainer, but when you eat heavier foods you feel heavy yourself and often hot. Try sticking with salads, sandwiches, smoothies and other similar foods and drinks.
  4. Stay Inside: Use common sense! If it is 100 degrees outside, stay indoors where it is cooler. If you have no air conditioning, go to the library or another public place that does have air.
  5. Clothing: Wear loose clothing and if possible, wear cotton. Cotton is breathable and is therefore cooler to wear when it is hot. Another great addition to your clothing in the summer are cooling packs. One of the best products on the market for this purpose is from coldfront.

How To Keep Yourself Cool

There are so many reasons we get all hot and bothered (not in a good way) and we often are not sure how to effectively cool down. I have spoken about being outside when it is hot, but there is a long list of other influences that can get you overheated. When you are exercising, if you are menopausal or have a medical issue like a thyroid condition can all make your body temperature rise. If you have ever had a muscle ache or an injury, you know how much better you feel when you put something cold on it. If you are looking for ways on how to keep yourself cool, coldfront will help keep yourself cool for up to 12 hours.

I was sent coldfront and it was great timing! I recently injured my foot and shoulder and ice is part of my physical therapy. Unlike most other products on the market, coldfront can keep you cooled off for a half a day without the need to be re-frozen. I also love that you have separate pieces so you can arrange them to make you the most comfortable. For me, I can put one pack  behind my shoulder and one pack in front and one on my ankle. Another use I have found that is wonderful is when the kids and I are out at the park walking, I can put one behind my neck to keep me cool and I can give one to each of the kids. With the convenient carrying case, I can put the packs in and zip them up instead of throwing them in a plastic bag. If you need cooling packs for any reason, these are absolutely fantastic for you! You can purchase coldfront from their website for $79.90.

One USA reader will win one My Cold Front ($79.90)


  1. These Coldfronts look awesome. My fiance works on a boat in New Orleans and could use these this summer! I worry about him overheating and falling in the river all the time!

  2. This certainly would free up space in my freezer. I have stored the shipping packs when we get products that have refrigerated. Some are bulky and unyielding. ColdFront would be great.

  3. I would love to have the set because I suffer from hot flashes all the time. I had a hysterectomy when I was 26 and have suffered for years.

  4. Any of the coldfront items would be great! I love that they seem so easy to use (to quote their page): Pop the entire coldfront personal cooling system into your freezer for 12 hours. When you need cooling relief, remove a palm pack from the coldfront kit and put it wherever it makes you happy. Voila!

  5. I like the Cold Front! Since it takes 12 hours to be set.. it’s a good thing to leave in the freezer over night.

  6. My husband works at a plant and could totally use this! It’s hot in the summers for sure and it would help him out

  7. I have migraines and cold front is the perfect answer for them. Thanks for a great giveaway!!!

  8. This looks like a great product. I could see our family using it a lot. My husband is a runner and could use this to cool down after a run.

  9. This product looks great, love the fact that it says that it stays cold for a long time which most packs do not. Nice carrying case for it too!

  10. I like that you can pop the whole kit into the freezer & it will be ready when you need it.

  11. OMG I need this so bad! I have hyperhidrosis, where I sweat excessively everywhere on my body for no real reason. I’ve been tested by the doctor for any cause of this but I unluckily just have to deal with this issue. I try to sit in front of a fan all day long. The coldfront system would be wonderful. The case could fit right in my purse and I could use the palm packs when needed.

  12. I really like the Cold Front palm packs.These would be great for my fiance’.He is a painter and works in the heat.Yesterday would have been great to have these because the head index was 111 degrees

  13. The Cold Front. I do not deal well with heat in the summer,especially when it gets humid, so this would be great to try.

  14. I like the Cold Front Product shown to cool off during hot flashes or when my truck ac doesn’t work.

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  15. The cold front . this is awesome would love to have I work in a hot non air conditioned factory. Like that this system last for 12 hours.

  16. It doesn’t look like there are other products. I am bookmarking this site. This product looks terrific for hot flashes. I’m not there yet, but I have a friend who is. I will definitely recommend this to her.

  17. I like the palm packs – easy to carry and lightweight and convenient. I do get so hot in the summer!

  18. I like the cold front palm packs… and this is desperately needed when one of my “hot flashes from hell” hits me. Yay. the joys of menopause.

  19. I love Coldfront – it does it all from an icepack for bumps and scrapes to healing tired feet and eyes.

  20. I only see one product, but i get migraines so this is perfecct to pit on my face and neck

  21. They only have one product. So the coldfront personal kit is my only choice to be my favorite so I guess it is.

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