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Summer is here and with it, skyrocketing temps that can dehydrate you, sap you of energy and make you pretty irritable. Below are some unusual strategies for chilling out in the dog days of summer: Food Eat several light meals a day, instead of a couple heavy ones, and avoid hot foods. Freeze fruit like blueberries or lemons/oranges that you can use to chill your water—while also flavoring it—or pop in your mouth for an icy treat. Take a lesson from people in Latin America and other hot weather climates and eat spicy foods. They’ll make you sweat, which, as the sweat evaporates, will cool you off. Skin Chill beauty products like face toner or lotion for a cool start to your day. If you become overheated during the day, splash cool water on your pulse points, such as your wrists or temples, to cool off quickly. Sleep Place your sheets or a small pillow in a plastic bag and stick them in the freezer for about an hour before bedtime. An even easier option is to fill a hot water bottle with ice water and use it to cool your ankles or the backs of your knees when you climb into bed. Swap out down or latex pillows for those filled with organic cotton and your flannel or even cotton sheets for much cooler silk or satin. If that’s not cool enough, there’s actually a fan that will circulate air under your bed sheets while you sleep! Home Dark, light-blocking drapes keep the sun from heating up your house. On the warmest days, avoid running the washer or dishwasher or taking a shower, which […]
Changing Minds and Improving Lives A Look at Friendship Independent Living If you’ve ever visited an independent living community, then you know that the scene can look more like a vacation destination than a senior living option. But for many people, the fact that it falls under the category of “retirement community” is enough to turn them off to the idea. Well, the folks at Friendship Independent Living Community are out to change that. “Since, traditionally, independent living communities are connected to the broader spectrum of retirement communities, people have this idea that moving to independent living means they’re moving to a nursing home – which is couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Hollie Young, Director of Campus Admissions. “We are setting the new standard for senior living for those who are still maintaining successful careers and are active in the community. As long as you are 55 or older, you are welcome to live here. Although it’s considered a retirement community, calling us a retirement community is not fully accurate, as we are truly an active community with a healthy living focus.” The lifestyle truly is all about living. “We are a community where someone can move in, and they don’t have to worry the upkeep and maintenance of a home,” Young says. “They don’t have to worry about their air conditioner lasting another year, or mowing the grass; all of the stresses are gone, and they are free to enjoy life as they see fit.” According to Young, it just takes one look to start people on the track to their new understanding of independent living. “Once people come here, even to […]