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Q:

The Dos and Don’ts of Running in the Heat: Wear a Scarf

It's one of the hottest summers on record—but I still need to get outside and exercise. How can I stay cool when I run?

A:It may not actually lower your body temperature, but cooling the neck can help you run farther in the heat. Try adding some useful flair to your ensemble with a store-bought cooling scarf. Don’t want to spend the cash? Make your own by filling up a pantyhose leg with ice and slinging it around your neck.

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