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Published on July 28th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle


5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Cool

cool water spritzing helps beat the heatAs heat waves roll across the states with little relief on the horizon, many are searching for ways to keep cool without  clicking down the thermostat. And for many, the negative effects of overusing our resources on mother earth is just too much to bare. But no worries, here are 5 ways to combat the high temperatures without becoming indebted to the utility companies.

1. Cool Your Pulse Points

People around the world know the power of controlling pulse points. You may see people living in the Sahara with scarves around their necks and there’s a reason for that besides guarding against the sun. The neck, along with wrists, the tops of the feet, inner ankles, inner thighs and the temple on the head, are all pressure points. Theses areas, when cooled, relay that sensation throughout the entire body. Focusing attention on these small areas can bring down the body’s temperature. Use moistened handkerchiefs, scarves or even ice cubes held on these points to chill out in even the hottest deserts of the world.

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at and

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