KineticPT June 2017

4 Drink Hacks to Keep Your Beverage Cool

The sun is summer’s greatest ally — and greatest enemy. For every sun-soaked day at the beach, there are sunburns trying to ruin the party. For every excuse to drink an icy beverage, the sunshine’s more determined to keep the drink from staying cool. These hacks will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the summer sun without the side effect of a warm beverage. First, let’s say you just got home from the grocery store where you purchased a 12-pack of your favorite soda. You’re thirsty and it’s room temperature at best , right? Patience is a virtue, but there’s nothing wrong with accelerating the process. Fill a bowl with ice water and add a teaspoon of salt, then submerge a can of soda in the bowl. This process will cool your drink more than twice as fast as just putting it in the freezer. This other example requires less work, but it takes more freezer space. And if you’re like the rest of us, your freezer is pretty packed in the summer! Wet a paper towel and wrap it around a bottle or can before you place it in the freezer. The contents inside will cool much more quickly. If you have more time to plan, this hack will keep your drink cold for longer. Ice doesn’t fit in a bottle, and freezing your beer or other beverage will get you to

Slushy Town in a hurry. Fill an empty bottle about halfway, put the cap on, and place it in the freezer on its side. When it’s frozen, pour your favorite beverage inside — the ice from top to bottom will keep the contents cool on the go. Bonus Hack: This has nothing to do with the sun, but is still a neat way to make drinking your beverage easier. If you go fancy and use a straw when you drink from a can, you know how hard it is to get the straw to stay put. Spin the can’s tab around and feed the straw through it. Now you’ll have a well-behaved straw that doesn’t shift around when you need it to be there for you. The sun is hot, and the summer is long. You need the comfort of a cool beverage to help you get through it. Keep cool, wear sunscreen, and have fun!

“I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in both knees. I was very restricted in what I could do; it was not a quality of life I was used to. I had knee replacements, and with excellent guidance, patience, and kind words of encouragement from Mike, I found myself getting stronger physically. I am proof and a proud believer that PT is essential to a complete recovery

“After a few sessions of PT, I am doing much better. The set of PT exercises chosen by Emilie worked very well on my knee. I can walk, squat, and stand up without pain or difficulty. I am very grateful to Emilie for helping me to be more mobile and teaching me how to exercise to keep up with my daily activities.”

– Danuta Schultz

and a return to mobility. I continue to do it on my own and work hard. I can’t thank everyone enough at Kinetic (especially Mike) for the care they all showed me during my recovery and for helping me regain my quality of life! They are the best!”

– Diane Moceri

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