Looking for ways to cool off?

August 14, 2020

How are you? Staying cool in the steamy summer weather? In this post we’ve included tips to stay cool in the hot weather, an app, links, books, a movie, and recipes! Read on.

Below is a link to find swimming pools, wading pools, and spray decks near you. Cool off in the water:

https://www.mass.gov/swimming-pools-wading-pools-and-spray-decks/locations?page=1&_page=1

  • Try running through sprinklers, getting a kiddie pool, or cool off with a squirt gun!
  • Make your own parfait sundae with yogurt and fresh fruit. What a delicious and healthy way to cool off!
  • Have a picnic in your local park.
  • Even a few hours in air conditioning gives your body time to cool off.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Wear loose fitting long sleeve shirts and clothing and don’t forget, wear a hat.

Looking for ways to cook healthy while beating the heat. Try the app below:

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/startsimpleapp

Stumped and looking for ways to be physically active? Want to create fitness goals and keep track? Try this:

https://health.gov/MoveYourWay/Activity-Planner/

What about a petting zoo, a local farm, an orchard, a park, the seacoast, or a beach. Massachusetts has it all. Check the links below:

https://www.massvacation.com/explore/bring-the-kids/animals/

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/agritourism-farms

Summer Recipes

August is the perfect month to hit the farmer’s market for peaches and tomatoes. They have a short season but when it’s on, it’s ON! Below are a couple recipes you can try:

Cherry tomato salsa:

https://extension.umass.edu/nutrition/recipes/cherry-tomato-salsa

No bake peach crisp:

https://extension.umass.edu/nutrition/recipes/no-bake-peach-crisp

Peach and tomato salsa:

https://www.foodhero.org/recipes/peach-salsa

What else can we get from peaches and tomatoes?

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC1RiwgUZzI

I will never not ever eat a tomato by Lauren Child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfRBuNTXrVo

One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW1oYEh4B_8