The heatwave has landed! And with our drought still going strong, doesn’t look like we’ll have any relief soon from these hot temperatures.

So here are a few ideas and tips to stay cool:

1. Stay out of the sun as much as possible – especially when it’s at it’s hottest in the afternoon.

2. Stay hydrated – water is the best thing you can drink to keep yourself hydrated. No fancy sports drinks needed unless you’re exercising. You can freeze a bottle of water and take it with you while running errands or whatever you plan for the day. The ice will melt for drinking and holding the bottle with keep you cool.

3. Dress cool – light, cotton clothes are nice and breathable. Also, make sure to grab a hat! Open-toed shoes are nice if you are able to wear them. And keep your long hair up and away from your neck.

4. Eat your fruits and veggies – no one likes to cook when the house is already too hot so cool down with tasty salads and fresh fruit that’s been chilled in the fridge. Not only can they bring your temperature down, but they’re also healthy for you!