Beat the heat, the fun way!

A hot shower in summer may not be a pleasant experience, but you may feel better after that. Photo: iStock

Summer is here and we know what that means - unbearable heat, sweaty clothes and sleepless nights. Tired of it already? We feel you. Here are a few fun ways to beat the heat.

Take a hot shower

Still feeling yuck after numerous baths? Change the way you do it this time. Consider taking a hot water bath. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but taking a hot water bath has been scientifically proven to reduce your body temperature. As you step out of the shower, you will feel a lot cooler. You may call it Theory of Relativity!

Treat yourself to some home-spa

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Store a few towels in cold water and use them on your forehead and eyes when the power is out. You will feel relaxed and hey, you'd probably doze off and skip the whole no-power situation. We know you are aware of the feet-in-cold-water remedy, but have you tried doing that with a watermelon? Slice a watermelon in half and plunge your feet into the fruit. Very instagrammable! Note: Don't walk around in it if you can't handle a mop.

Ice-bucket challenge

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Let's bring back the old Ice-bucket challenge. Ping your buddies and prepare the battle-ground. Don't forget to catch the fun on tape – you got to be uploading it on social media sites after. You can't dismiss anything going viral these days. You know how the ice-bucket challenge is done, don't you? We won't nag with details on how to do it, but consider throwing in some water balloons into the mix.

Spice, spice and more spice

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Our team is split on this one, but here's it anyway: add a tad bit more chilli, pepper and other spicy ingredients in your meals. You'd be too busy then warding off the spiciness to bother about the heat. And hey, eating spicy food does get you to sweat thereby bringing the body temperature down. Bon appetit, you all!

Hit the gym

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I know – there isn't a more ridiculous proposition than hitting the gym on a hot summer day. But hey, gyms are air-conditioned. Period. So if you are going to sweat anyway, sweat in style and also get in shape. Wedding season is upon us, duh!

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