As it is now, many parts of the country have started experiencing different intensities of heat. This very heat period or the scorching summer heat is usually hard on our skin, affects our body temperature and our moods. The discomfort it brings to us is enough to seek for proper understanding to tackle it. Please my dear don’t let the temperature get you down instead kindly consider the following tips that will help you keep cool even if it feels like the sun is out to hammer on you.
OPT FOR MORE WATER: The old saying that “water is life”, it is actually true. You know how important it is to stay hydrated all year round. When you’re sweating a lot, either because of exercise or the summer heat, drinking enough water becomes even more important. At least drink eight (8) sachets of pure water every day in order to counter balance the ones you lost through body cooling process -sweating.
WEAR LIGHT CLOTHES: Summer heat can make us feel uncomfortable especially when we put on heavy and dark clothes. Even if you don’t have excessive sweat issues, you can get the sweating under control with a few tricks, like applying ANTIPERSPIRANT at night which works more effectively and wearing breathable clothing materials, such as cotton.
MAKE USE OF YOUR AC OR FAN IF YOU HAVE ONE: Did you know that if you face your fan out rather than in at night, your room will stay cooler and you might be able to sleep more comfortably? Day or night, you can use a temperature controller to automatically turn the fan on or off based on the temperature and save your energy. If you have a ceiling fan, run it too for optimum cooling. With AC available, then you have advantage of keeping your body cool. In the absence of those two, you can go for hand-made one.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FOOD COOL: Summer might be a great time to eat outdoors, but some foods and drinks aren’t that enjoyable when heated by the sun. You can achieve this by allowing your cooked food to last for some minutes before you start eating it and also make your water cold to balance body temperature. Hot foods can elevate body temperature thereby causing the body to sweat.
ALWAYS REGULATE YOUR WINDOWS: This is highly needed for proper cross ventilation. You might not need to run your fan or air conditioner if you pay a little more attention to your windows in the summer. Remember to close your windows and use insulated clothing materials to keep the sun out during the day and open them at night when the sun is down. You can also hang a damp towel in front of the window to cool the air flowing into your home and open opposing windows or windows on the top and bottom floors for maximum air flow.
YOU CAN EXERCISE EVEN IN THE HEAT: Just because it’s summer season or hot doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising. You can get used to exercising in the heat and use common sense strategies such as switching to water sports, avoiding the sun when it’s strongest and exercising in short bursts. Also, pre-cooling techniques can also prevent you from overheating when you work out in hot weather.
YOU CAN STAY COOL WHILE YOU SLEEP: Summer heat is worst when you’re trying to get some sleep, because a higher body temperature makes it harder to fall asleep. If you feel like an insomniac (person who lacks the ability to sleep) in summer, cool your head with a special pillow like the Chillow, or you can apply “Egyptian method” by sleep on top of a wet sheet.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR BODY’S BEST COOLING POINTS: If you’re stuck in the heat and can’t get to a cooler place, know your body’s best cooling points, it might be your head, wrist or your neck. By applying cold water or an ice cubes wrapped in a towel to these pulse points, you’ll cool down more quickly and effectively, thereby positioning yourself for hinge-free sleep.
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