Feeling hot and bothered in this summer heat? Bring the temperature down and stay cool with these easy tricks.
Summer beckons and while we can’t wait to venture outside and embrace the sun, chances are we will get hot and sweaty when the heat and humidity kick in. Here are five simple tips to help you keep cool and fresh as the temperature spikes.
Use breathable fabrics like cotton
Switch your satin, silk and polyester bed sheets for cooling cotton. Known for its breathable properties and soft texture, cotton doesn’t trap heat, keeping you cool and comfortable at the same time and helping to maximize ventilation in the bedroom.
Likewise, wear lightweight cotton clothing. Or better yet, show off that ace figure with a crop top.
Avoid hot foods
Hot foods like spicy and protein-rich dishes generate heat, making you feel warmer than you already are and instead of full-on feasting with three big meals a day, try more frequent meals with small intakes that consist of a summer-friendly food portion.
Salad, smoothie, salmon, sushi, and an ice-cold glass of SkinnyMint Morning Boost Tea(yes, you can drink your Morning Boost Tea cold) — we’re pulling out all the s’es this summer to keep cool in the sun, sand and sea.
Fans are your best allies
Strategically positioning your fan can help promote airflow circulation in the room. Point your fan out the window so that hot air gets pushed out, or adjust your fan facing upwards. Since hot air rises, this pushes the hot air up and out quicker.
Hydrate, hydrate, and… hydrate
If you’re feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drink up! Staying hydrated keeps your body temperature at an ideal level. It not only keeps you feeling refreshed, it plays a significant role in your health as well. If you tend to perspire a lot, keep in mind that you’ll need to drink more than someone who sweats less.
Ps: If you like more flavor in your beverages, try our Morning Boost Tea for its fruity goodness.
Cool those pulse points
If you need an instant heat reliever, run cold water or apply ice packs over your pulse points (at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles or behind the knees). Do it for five seconds several times a day to chill down. It helps to cool the blood in your main veins, allowing it to circulate through your body.
How are you going to stay cool and fresh this summer? Share with us by commenting below.
Feature picture repost from Instagram user franceduque.
Health & Wellness June 2, 2015