Getting And Staying Away From The Heat
Posted on September 29, 2016 | By Caitlin Parer
Is the heat getting too much for you to handle? No matter how many times you shower it just doesn’t seem like you can get away for the perspiration and prevent little beads of sweat developing on your forehead? True, it can be quite horrid, but it is definitely better than freezing so here are a few tips to help you get through the hottest months of the summer.
This is key. Although you have jeans and sweaters or even all forms of woolen clothing, stuff them in a shelf and do not even look at them. Take out the most comfortable pair of slacks and cotton or linen shirts. These forms of fabrics are very light and they absorb the sweat, thus leaving you feeling nice and dry during the day. Tight clothing can also become very stifling with the heat, thus pick a size a little larger and pair it up with shorts or miniskirts for the same chic yet more comfortable look. While shorts may seem like the best option, sometimes something a little more covered will give your legs the some freedom from the scorching sun. Rather than jeans or slacks, get some cotton elephant pants or a printed skirt to allow better ventilation around the lower region of your body.
Stay away from the heaty stuff. You would have been pre-warned by your grandmother about certain types of fish or meats being more ‘heaty’ than others. In short, do not eat those food items during the summer, you will only result in feeling very uncomfortable. Rather, stick to more fruit and vegetables which help cool the system, such as water melons and cucumber. There are also the modern comforts such as ice cream and tasty slushie machines.
While these may not cool your internal metabolism, a good slushie from a gbg slushie machine will completely conquer the heat, at least for a short while. Try to eat more vegetables and fruit during this season and load on the fats during winter. Also, constantly drink a lot of water and be sure to stay hydrated.
Head over to the beach and spend a morning soaking up the water. The sea is always cooler in the morning before it heats up with the mid-day sun. This is the same for all water bodies out in the open, such as pools. Unless you have a heat regulator set up for your pool, avoid it during the afternoon hours and go back in once the sun goes back down. If worse comes to worst, pack up your bags and head over to somewhere cooler, like the mountains.