It’s over a hundred degrees outside and your skin is sucking the heat deeper into your body and not trying to help you out. Afternoon downpour brings grief instead of relief. In the evening, humidity levels are so high you can slice it with a knife. Add pollution and every second becomes a real hell when you’re outdoors during summer. Luckily, there are ways to beat the heat.
This one is very obvious but it’s really easy to get distracted when you’re outside, especially when you’re touring spectacular places, exploring new destinations, and seeing incredible sites, and matters like hydrating are quickly forgotten. On top of keeping yourself from the summer heat and being healthy, staying hydrated is essential in staying comfortable and enjoying your time outside to the fullest.
One of the main obstacles is that water can get expensive, especially if you’re in areas popular with tourists. One bottle of H2O can cost you over 5$ and it’s easy to convince yourself that you will find a cheaper option later. Which leads us to the second point.
Have An Empty Bottle
Empty water bottles are really easy to carry around and they are really helpful. Disposable bottles can work just fine, but reusable bottles are worth your investment as well because they will keep you hydrated and reduce waste. Having a travel canteen will keep your body cool.
Eat Spicy Foods
It may seem counterintuitive, but the fact is, the active component in spicy foods reduces sweating and raises (wouldn’t you want to cool your body temp?) your body temperature. Besides, you can chew minty gums that produce a cooling effect if you don’t want to consume extra calories. The extra sweat will make breezes better for you, and your water will taste colder. As a result, you will be able to survive in summer heat longer.
Install Habitat Screens
When you install window screens, they provide helpful relief from summer heat. This is achieved because these screens block the heat and glare of the sun before it reaches your windows. Habitat Screens also do well to keep your patio and deck cooler and bug free!
Choose Cotton Sheets
Whether you’re staying at home, at a fancy hotel, or in your family member’s guest room, it can be really challenging to fall asleep when it’s really hot outside and the air conditioning isn’t helping at all. But it doesn’t mean you have to spend all night tossing and turning trying to fall asleep to dreams of cold weather. You should switch your normal sheets to cotton ones. This material has amazing breathability. It increases ventilation on hot summer nights. If you’re traveling during this summer, there are special travel sheets that you can bring along; they are easy to pack and very lightweight.
With these 5 simple precautions, hot weather will never ruin your summer time again!