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The Trick To Staying Cool? Get Hot!

They say you learn something new every day so a few days ago, this was my lesson learned. I was pretty blown away to discover when we’re feeling the heat of the hot summer sun it isn’t an ice-cold glass of anything that will cool us off quickest, but rather a warm mug of something.

Yup, you read right! Research shows when you drink something hot, the nerves in your tongue send signals to your brain telling it your body temperature is rising. Our brain tells our body to go into cool down mode, which begins with producing sweat. When the sweat begins to evaporate off our skin it lowers the temperature of our body. Crazy, right?

What’s the best hot beverage to sip if it’s super hot outside? According to research, Chrysanthemum tea if you want to get really technical. In Chinese medicine they use the herb to combat heatstroke among other things.

But really, any warm beverage will have the same effect. Just don’t down too many steaming cups. When you sweat too much, you risk dehydration and there’s nothing cool about that!

Will you try this weird trick??

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Kate

    wow! I would’ve never guessed this! I will definitely have to try this trick! Thanks for sharing
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

  • I’ve tried this in the past, its the quickest way for me to get cool in the summer. My mother showed it to me a couple summers ago and I would recommend it to anyone! Thanks Jules for the great reminder! xoxo

  • Jim

    Have the very happiest birthday Julianne!!

  • marty

    Wow I will try it tomorrow! Thanks Jules for the advice and Happy Birthday!!

  • Andrea

    Hmmmmm. I heard of it but never tried. Maybe now.

  • Mary Jane

    Very interesting, I must try that !

  • Dani

    I always drink tea in the summer, hot tea. And it works dang well!

    Oh and Happy Birthday gorgeous <3

  • Patti Stewart

    I will try it. You were always my favorite dancer on DWTS. Sad when you left, but understood. Switched my loyalties to Derek who is now my favorite.