From late July through the end of August, the Northern Hemisphere enters something called the “dog days of summer.” Not named after any earthly canine, the nickname “dog days” comes from the ancient Greeks who noticed the star Sirius, also called “the Dog Star,” became the brightest star in the sky. These days are best known now as the hottest days of the summer, and this week, we’re looking at how to survive them.
When the sun gets hot, there’s nothing like a refreshing cold drink. But while soda may be sweet, it doesn’t do much to keep your body hydrated. And staying properly hydrated is about more than just drinking water — though that does help. Check out these handy tips for staying hydrated all summer long.
Why is the outside temperature able to drain our motivation? One week you’re eating right, going to the gym regularly, flying through tasks at work, and making great progress on your New Year’s resolutions. The next, you’re camped out on the couch with a tub of ice cream watching game show reruns. Don’t be too hard on yourself; a lot of people hit a slump during the dog days of summer. Here’s what you need to know about getting your motivation back.
The dog days may not get their name from our four-legged friends, but it’s certainly a good season to get in some serious play time. But what if you’ve explored all your favorite walking routes and fetch just isn’t fun anymore? (Who are we kidding? Fetch is always fun!) But there are also plenty of other great activities you and your dog can enjoy together.
The dog days might not have anything to do with dogs, but it’s a pretty good excuse to spend some time with man’s best friend. Take a minute (or 10) to have a laugh with these hilarious hounds!
To staying cool,