Keep Cool this Summer

Hi All

As we all enjoy the constant heat that we are blessed with this summer, here are some tips on how to cope with it as well.

Freeze your breeze

If you place a bowl or tray of ice in front of a blowing fan your room will become cooler as the ice melts.

Shut out the sun

Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day as a preventative measure to stop your room from overheating.

Get in the shade

It’s advisable to step into the shade between 11am and 3pm from March to October.

In the UK, this is the time of the day where the sun is strongest.

Eat small meals regularly

Your body warms up as it works to process larger meals.

Metabolic heat is needed to break down food, so eating smaller portions can help keep you cooler.

Choose cotton

Opting for lightweight cotton clothing is the best option when it’s scorching outside.

Avoid dark colours and keep summery with whites and creams, as these are more likely to reflect the sun’s radiation.

Keep hydrated

Sweating can cause dehydration, making you more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Drinking cool glasses of water throughout the day can be enough to bring your body temperature down.

Get low

Hot air rises, so get down as low as you can to make sure you’re surrounded by cool air.

Sleep on the floor, or even head downstairs, if you’re getting desperate to escape the heat.

Keep your feet cool

There are plenty of pulse points around the feet and ankles, so dunking your feet into an ice bucket can help take your temperature down.

How can I get to sleep in hot weather?

Getting to sleep when it’s hot and stuffy can be a nightmare.

Giving your bedding a very light misting of water can make all the difference when you’re struggling to sleep on a hot day.

And boozing before bed is never a great idea – but your sleep will be affected even more when it’s hot.

 

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