How to Keep Cool this Summer
Summer will be here before we know it and as the temperature rises so does our frustration and angst for keeping cool.
While many of us wish for warmer days and opportunities to wear shorts and vests, (especially right now in the depths of winter), it can often get too much during the day when the temperature peaks.
Especially when you mix the heat with humidity, it can make a sticky combination. We have it really bad where I live.
However, it is vital for your well-being to keep yourself cool and calm when the temperature soars.
This is why we thought we would share a quick guide on how you can keep yourself cool on even the hottest days of the year.
They will be here before we know it.
Drink plenty of water
It may sound obvious, but so many people ignore the fact that you should dramatically increase your water intake on warm days.
Your body tends to sweat in the heat and is losing vital fluid minute by minute.
Drinking more water keeps your body temperature low. It stops you from feeling some of the other effects of heat such as light-headedness or even sickness.
Eat little and often
Eating big meals can often make you feel hotter than when you eat smaller meals but more often.
This is because when you eat a large meal, your body produces more metabolic heat to break down the food you have just had.
Other things to avoid would be foods that are high in protein. This has the same effect on your body needing to produce more metabolic heat to break this particular food group down.
Keep your home cool
If you have one, or even considering one, get yourself an air conditioning unit for your home.
If yours hasn’t been used in a while, then you may want to research an ac repair company to check it over.
Using air conditioning your home can make sure that your home and bedroom are kept cool.
Allowing you to have some respite from the heat and should enable you to get a better night’s sleep.
Run your wrists under cold water
A main vein in your body passes through your wrists. Running them under a cold tap for five seconds each every few hours can regulate your body temperature.
It helps to keep your blood cool which ultimately is being pumped around your body.
Make sure you wear lighter colours
Did you know that darker colours absorb more heat than lighter colours? This is why it is important to ensure that you avoid wearing dark colours when out and about.
Black, especially, is one of the worst colours you can wear in the heat. It makes you feel warmer as well as absorbing the heat.
Stick to pastel shades, whites and beige colored items of clothing.
Avoid fanning yourself
It may sound strange, but fanning yourself is a big no-no in hot weather. While it creates a sudden burst of cool air, the energy you are using to get that temporary feeling is only making your body warmer.
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If you are going to do it, make sure you use something flexible like paper or something that has a large surface area.
Therefore taking very little effort to get the desired effect.
Now you are armed with a few tips that can help you keep cool this summer!
Do you have any extra tips to keep cool this summer?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.