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As spring is now well underway, that can only mean one thing – summer is coming! Although it’s probably considered the best season of the year, summer definitely comes with it’s difficulties. Whether it’s upkeeping your garden or trying to cool off in the heat, it’s important you’re doing everything you can to survive the summer. With that in mind, here are some tips and tricks when it comes to keeping yourself cool during the warm weather:
Make Sure You’re Drinking Plenty of Water
One of the best ways to ensure you’re keeping yourself cool during summer is to make sure you are drinking the recommended amount of water each day. Drinking water is extremely good for you as not only will it help to keep you hydrated, but a refreshing glass of water is a great way to cool your overall body temperature. If you struggle to drink water throughout the day, there are water bottles you can buy that indicate how much you should have had and by what time. You can find these here.
Use Hydration Mist or Cooling Spray
If you’re struggling to keep cool and you want immediate relief, using hydration mist and cooling spray is a great option. Whilst they may not be suitable if you’re wearing makeup, they’re perfect for those barefaced days when you need a quick way to cool yourself off. With a spritz or two, you could be feeling instantly refreshed. If you are wearing makeup, you can spritz your body instead of your face. It may not be as effective, but it will cool you down momentarily.
Wear Light and Breathable Clothing
If you know it’s going to be a hot day where you are going to struggle to wear your day-to-day clothes, think about whether you’re able to wear something that is light and breathable. Whether this means throwing on an airy and floaty dress or wearing an oversized jumpsuit, you should always be making sure you’re comfortable. If you have a strict dress code at work, you may want to consider speaking to your manager to allow exceptions when the weather is unbearably hot.
Install an Air Conditioning Unit in Your House
If you live in a warm country, installing an air conditioning unit in your house is essential. Whilst you will be able to cool yourself down using a stand-up fan, having an air conditioning system will allow you to cool down the whole house, rather than just one room. Although it is definitely the more expensive option, it’s something you’ll get use out of for years. For more information when it comes to air conditioning and using a HVAC Service, you can visit this site here.
Stay Out of the Sun During Peak Times
Although you may not always be able to avoid it, staying out of the sun during peak hours in vital when it comes to your health. If you’re spending time outside in the sun during this time you’re not only opening yourself up to heat stroke, but you’re allowing the sun to damage your skin too. Whether it means you take a break from work during these hours or you head inside for a drink, between 12 and 2 in the afternoon is the worst time to be outside. For more information about staying out of the sun, you can visit this guide here.
If You Have a Pool, Use It
Whilst this will only apply to those that live in hot countries, having a pool in your back yard is not only helpful when it comes to leisure. If you’re feeling hot and you’re able to take a dip, jumping in the pool is definitely one of the best ways to cool yourself down.
Carry A Portable Fan Around With You
If you travel a lot and you find yourself in areas without air conditioning, having a portable fan that you can carry around with you will be really helpful. Although they may not be as powerful as a standard fan, being able to easily carry it around with you to use whenever you need is invaluable. If you find you overheat easily, this should be a handbag essential during the summer months.
Keep A Small Microfibre Towel In Your Bag
One of the worst things about unbearable heat is the amount you sweat. If you find you’re sweating more than you normally would, you may want to consider packing a small microfibre towel in your bag to cool yourself down. They’re super portable, fast-drying and can be incredibly handy if you’re having to spend hours in the heat.
Ensure Physical Activity Is Kept To A Minimum
Although you may be used to physical activity each and every day, during the summer months it can leave you feeling dehydrated and over worked. The best thing to do in this case is to look at your routine and establish what may be considered too dangerous to do in the sun, and what can be done from the comfort of your home and in front of a fan. This means you won’t have to stop working out completely AND you’ll be looking after your health.
Always Carry Emergency Rehydration Sachets
Finally, the warmer it is the more likely you are to suffer from heat stroke. Although it differs for everyone, one of the best ways to prevent heat stroke is to ensure you’re as hydrated as you can possibly be. If you’re struggling to drink as much water as you need, rehydration sachets are a great alternative. Using just a small bottle of water, you can keep a drink that will help keep your body and mind hydrated throughout the day. Whilst it’s probably best to continue to drink water after you have had your sachet, it will help prevent and serious consequences.
Do you struggle with hear during the summer? What can you do to ensure you’re feeling cool at all time? Let us know in the comments section below.