It’s no secret that warm weather just automatically puts you in a better mood, but are you prepared for the scorcher that may be coming this summer?
During the summer, your body can produce way too much heat. It can also absorb too much heat which can lead to heatstroke.
Here are a few things to remember when it comes to staying cool this summer!
- Avoid the Sun
Between the times of 11:00am and 2:00pm, the sun tends to be the hottest, so this is when you are most likely to get sunburn.
If you can limit your exposure, you will limit your chances of overheating. If you do go outside, make sure you apply sunscreen, dress appropriately, and drink plenty of fluids.
- Dress Appropriately
As said above, it is important to dress appropriately when the heat is in full swing. Try wearing loose clothing and breathable footwear.
A hat can provide additional shade to keep you cool. Don’t forget the sunglasses either to protect your eyes from the UV rays!
- Cooling Bedsheets
If your house is slightly warmer during the night or your AC doesn't work at full capacity, try investing in some cooling bedsheets. These can help provide you with a good night’s rest, without the heat keeping you up.
If cooling sheets aren’t in your budget, there is an old trick you can try: place your sheets in the fridge or freezer before going to bed. It’ll cool down your bed and your body before you fall asleep.
- Hot Zone Pressure Points
If the heat becomes unbearable, you can put some ice, or a bottle filled with cold water, onto certain pressure points to help you cool down almost immediately.
Pressure points include: behind your knees, ankles, wrists, elbow bends, temple, and neck.
If you plan on being out under the sun for the day, try to avoid alcohol and caffeine. Instead, grab some electrolytes to drink or some bottled water.
It doesn't just help to cool you down, it also works to flush out bacteria, aid in digestion, and cushion your joints.