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Keep Cool in the Garden

by Charlie Nardozzi


It’s hot outside, and in many parts of the country, plants as well as gardeners are wilting under the heat. Gardening in the hot sun at high temperatures can lead to sunburn, dehydration, and heat stroke. Gardeners can reduce the risks by working outside in the morning and evening when the temperature is lower; wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing; applying sunscreen and wearing a hat; and staying hydrated. However, if you find it too hot even under these conditions, try the new Cool Pouch.

The Cool Pouch is a cotton towel that’s worn like a scarf. Developed by tennis pros, it has sleeves in the back where you can place 8 ounces of ice. The iced pouch sits at the back of your neck and cools the carotid arteries. The manufacturer claims that if these arteries stay cool, you’ll be able to function better in the heat and be less likely to suffer heat stress.

For more information, go to: Cool Pouch.

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