Hiking in heat gives me very bad headache most of the time. However, I still do try my best to hike even in 70s F (or low 20s Celsius ) temperature.
If there is one place that I could just sit and be transported in time by my surroundings, then, the ocean it must be! I love listening to the powerful sounds of the waves splashing the land. The stronger they are, the more I feel relaxed. Somehow, the powerful waves feel like they came over to wash clean not only the land but every being. Maybe it's that thought when I was a child, that whenever we were sick, my mother would bring us to the sea to be healed by the breeze. We would bury our feet on the sand as we walk, believing that the sand is therapy to our feet. We would do exercises in water believing that water exercises, especially with the waves make our bones stronger. All these, have contributed to my affinity for the sea. The ocean relaxes me in so many ways, thus it is also the best place for me to cool down on hot summer days.
Oftentimes, just looking out at the ocean is not enough. Feeling the power of the waves and be one with it gives a totally different exhilarating feeling. It's not only a good exercise, but it brings a lot of fun, and well, one of the great ways to cool down.
The ocean is not only beautiful from above, it's much more magical underneath the water. It's so calming and relaxing to be swimming with the fishes. Again, not only a fun way to enjoying the ocean, but one of the great ways to escape the summer heat.
How about you? How do you cool down during warm or hot days?