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5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it’s Hot

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal

This 5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal

We are an active family in the summer and where we live it gets hot. It gets so hot than at the local Y summer camp, the kids may have to spend several days indoor due to a local weather advisory for heat. It really does get that hot here in Georgia.

I get worried that during those sweltering days, my kids just aren’t as active as they should be. I worry about those pesky summer colds or a fever affecting my kids. However, as a mother I pretty much worry about everything. Our 5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot will help you navigate summer with everything that you need.

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot

1. Stay hydrated.

I talk a lot about water on this site. I am such a believer in that staying hydrated can affect your entire life. Being properly hydrated gives me more energy, keeps my body temperature regulated and keeps my skin looking great. Whether you are drinking it, cooking with it or just plain jumping into to beat the heat, you can never get too much water in your life.

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal2. Hotter than 90 degrees?* Stay inside.

According to Weather.com, you most likely won't enjoy going outside in 90 degree or higher weather here in Georgia. I can attest to that. The humidity is crazy here so we end up inside sometimes when I know that everyone wants to play outside.

We make certain that we have all of the fun things available like popsicles, movies, books and more to keep everyone entertained inside.

*This varies by state and region of the country. Please reference the article that I linked to in order to find out what temperature applies to your state. 

3. Take advantage of cooler weather.

We stay active by taking advantage of cooler weather as often as possible. When the kids really want to take a bike ride, we head out as early as possible in the morning. Everyone gets sunscreen, bug spray (if needed) and a water bottle or two. We might take a walk in the neighborhood later in the evening before it gets dark. We try to stay indoors as much a possible when the temperatures rise into the nineties and above.

4. Get active indoors.

This is something that we really enjoy doing as a family. We sometimes do yoga, stretching and more inside. We place some fun dance video games and everyone's heart rate raises which makes me happy. I like to change it up so I am always on the lookout for new activities.

5. Get wet.

One of our favorite things to do each summer is to get in the water. We swim in the pool at our local gym, we head to the lake and we even hit the beach. We apply sunscreen every 90 minutes and we usually stay out for around three hours but we go out when the sun is not that strong which is anytime before about 1pm or after 6pm. 

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotRealKnow what to do in case of sickness.

Despite staying active and cool, sometimes our kids get sick in the summer. No one wants to be sick in the summer. I know that personally I feel a summer cold is much worse than a winter cold, and while I have no clue why, I do know that a summer cold can make me want to nap for hours. My kids are exactly the same. When they start napping, the chances are they are sick, and I get worried. Then I get serious about how to help them.

If you look into our medicine cabinet, you will see these three items because this is what we give our children when sick gets real. I want the best possible medicine for my children and as a mother, I have every confidence in these products and I know they help my kids. These Pfizer pediatric products are not intended to keep you healthy or prevent sickness during the summer, but rather are a good choice when sickness hits your family.

Children’s Advil® Suspension

Children’s Advil® Suspension reduces a child’s fever fast, while also relieving aches and pains. Comes in several great-tasting flavors, including: Sugar-free Dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and Dye-Free White Grape flavors. (for children 2-11)

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal

Children's Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief

Children's Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief controls and relieves cough all-day or all-night in grape or orange flavor (for children 4+)

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free

Children’s Dimetapp® Multi-Symptom Cold Relief Dye-Free has congestion-fighting power to relieve stuffy and runny noses plus quiets those bothersome coughs. Kids will get relief for itchy and watery eyes, all in a great tasting, dye-free grape flavor. (For children 6+)

5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot #SickJustGotReal

 **ALWAYS read and keep cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.

Sick Just Got Real.™

No matter what you do, sick happens and our kids will get sick no matter how much we do to prevent it.

Head to the Sick just got real.™ website to learn more.

Visit the Sick just got real.™ Facebook Page to learn about the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare offering three solutions to help tackle the ickiest symptoms:

  • Children’s Advil®
  • Children’s Robitussin®
  • Children’s Dimetapp®

This 5 Ways to Stay Active and Cool When it's Hot post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

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  1. Getting wet is our favorite activity when the warm weather hits. We love to swim!

  2. I swear summer colds are the worst and don’t even get me started on allergies! It is important to be armed and ready with the right over the counter essentials all year round!

  3. Staying hydrated is always a challenge for me. I don’t like water, but I know I need to drink it. I found a lemon flavored water I enjoy, so that has made it easier.

  4. Medicines always elude and confuse me. Thank you for breaking it down! This helps a lot! Hydration is key to all things. We drink TONS of water in our home.

  5. It seems like the worst colds always hit in the summer time. These brands have been around for years and can definitely be trusted when it comes to caring for your kids.

  6. Claudia Krusch

    We like to have water balloon fights when the weather gets really hot. Water parks are a great way to stay cool and have fun.

  7. Summer + sickness is the worst! I need to stock my medicine cabinet. Thanks for sharing!

  8. We love doing this stuff during the summer. Getting wet is our favorite activity. We head on to the beach as often as we can and the waterparks if we can’t drive too far.

  9. Victoria Heckstall

    I used to take frequent baths or showers with cool or tepid water. I like showering! But this tips are so helpful!

  10. rika

    Great tips! My kids are very active and play time can be really challenging in the summer. Hydration is the key.

  11. Staying active is really important but you must always make sure that you’re hydrated. These are all very nice ideas on how to do just that!

  12. I always have a bottle of water with me whenever I go out. Keeping ourselves hydrated during the summer is a must! I also like the idea of exercising in the morning or the evening, because it’s so much cooler.

  13. Great tips! Staying hydrated is so important and that’s why I carry a bottle of water with me whenever we’re out and about. And we usually just stay inside the house when it’s so hot outside and enjoy the A/C.

  14. Tamra Phelps

    I’m definitely a stay inside with the ac when it gets too hot. I’m diabetic & take meds that actually make you feel sick if you get too overheated, so I have to watch myself if I go outside in really hot weather.

  15. Getting sick is definitely no fun at all! We always have these meds for our kids on hand. 

  16. Getting sick in the summer was pure torture growing up. I am hoping that we can spend time outside this summer at the pool. My rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia has been kicking my butt though. 🙁

  17. MY daughter and I went for a jog this morning and forgot to bring water. That was a mistake so tomorrow, we will make sure to bring some water.

  18. robin rue

    I grew up on Dimetapp, so I definitely trust it for my kids. It works really well.

  19. I love these tips! Believe it or not, up here in the Chicago area, we have to stay indoors more than you’d think because of high heat days.

  20. Michelle Waller

    Living in the south, it is always hot. I am going to have to try out your tips to staying cool. 

  21. Tracey

    These are awesome tips! Getting wet is a fav of ours, but when think that a serious turn I definitely reach for the medicines you recommended, especially Children’s Advil.

  22. These are some great tips, I have to admit I don’t do heat well and often just end up hiding inside when the warmer weather hits, I’ll have to see If any of these ideas help.

  23. Jennifer G

    Love this tips. The kids and I have a great time all summer, water fights, sprinklers! Oh they are the best. I totally choose Advil because it’s always been the most effective.

  24. Shirley Martinez

    We keep these medicines on hand throughout the entire year. They never let me down!

  25. I think we’ll have to start planning to go out each time the weather cools down. I wouldn’t mind taking more trips to the beach too.

  26. Pam Wattenbarger

    It’s always fun to play in the water in the summer. That is one of our favorite ways to exercise.

  27. The pool is our favorite way to cool off on a hot day. Water balloon fights and slip and slides are a close second though.

  28. These are great tips/ hacks! The pool and the beach are our favorites! 

  29. Crystal

    My daughters have their first summer colds. Ugh! Feel so bad for them. 

  30. These tips are so important. We live in Nevada, and you absolutely must respect the heat. If you don’t, you can get into big, dangerous trouble.

  31. “Hotter than 90 degrees, stay inside” I just nodded so hard at this. I’m of the frame of mind that anything hotter than 82 is my indication to stay in. LOL! I’m such a wimp with heat! Great reminders for everyone to take the best precautions during the heat of the summer

  32. These are all great tips! Where I live in the summertime it gets unbearably hot so we always try to find water swimming or drink. We do stick to the indoors during the summer also. I was hate it when you do have a cold in the summer. I cannot figure out why considering we are doing so many things outside of the house.

  33. Brianne

    These are excellent tips! My whole family was just super sick last week too! 

  34. I’m sure it’s tough when you have a little one and it’s hot. Adults can internalize but children just want to feel good

  35. I spent most of my life in Oklahoma where summer temps easily reach over 100. Swimming pools are not an option. LOL These are great ideas… summer colds are awful.

  36. susan

    Making sure my daughter has enough water is importantt when she is feeling bad. I have used these medicines in the past, and they are my go to when she is sick

  37. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Hydration is always the best way to stay healthy and refreshed. During the hot summer months, we stay out of the sun from 10am to 2pm. That is when the sun is brightest (and hottest). If in case any of my kids got sick, it was always Dimetapp and children’s Robitussin that we gave them.

  38. Your tips are great. We definitely get hot here in AZ.

  39. Dimetapp has had some good products for children.

    Interesting tips on how to stay cool.

  40. We practically LIVE in the pool over the summer. I make lots and lots of lemonade and tea also. I’m with you on the hydration. It’s totally essential!

  41. Jennifer G

    Love this tips. I totally choose Advil because it’s always been the most effective at fever and pain relief!

  42. Our Family World

    These are all great tips to stay active and cool in the summer. We avoid going out when the sun is at its peak. When the weather is nice, we go to the park in the morning, before 10am or late in the afternoon, around 4pm. Staying hydrated keeps our bodies functioning well.

  43. Summers in the south are no joke. You have to take care of yourself or you will wind up in the hospital. I like your tips. Hopefully everyone will heed them this summer.

  44. Amy Desrosiers

    Funny that you are posting this! My daughter is running a 102 fever and does not feel well at all!

  45. reesa

    My kids have issues in the heat, so these are great tips! Love using these Pfizer products!

  46. Sinisa

    This is great post to share with kids. I agree with not going out if it gets to be over 90 and super humid. We use some of those cold medicines for our kids too.

  47. These are all great tips. Staying hydrated and using sunscreen are so important. I don’t like the humidity here, I can just imagine how bad it is in Georgia.

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