The Secret to Cooling Down in the Heat…Target Your Pulse Points

We have about 8 of these “cooling spots".

During these hot summer days, despite our best efforts…it’s easy to overheat. USA TODAY published a hack for cooling quickly when the heat gets the best of us. The secret is applying something cold to pulse points. We have about 8 of these “cooling spots” where blood vessels are close to the surface of the skin. When cold is applied, the blood vessels constrict, reducing blood flow and lowering body temperature. There’s the carotid artery in the neck, the thumb side of the wrist, behind the knee, in the groin, inside the elbow, above our temples, top of the foot and inner ankle.