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Cough drops and mouthwash: Tips to stay cool during summer workouts

By Gretchen Reynolds

05 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

informed Summary

  1. Exercising in the summer heat can be challenging, but there are science-based techniques to help cool the body. One of the most effective methods is using menthol, a natural chemical found in peppermint oil. It activates specialized receptors in our skin cells and mucus membranes, making us feel cooler.

Summer's heat is sizzling right now in much of the United States, making outdoor exercise difficult and draining.

For many of us, the safest, easiest response is to move our workouts indoors, into air-conditioned gyms or living rooms. But if inside isn't an option and you'll be exerting yourself in the July heat, you can try these science-based tips for cooling your body.

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