As temperatures begin to rise this summer, I’m finding that more than just my popsicle is melting. Let’s face it, summers in York get down right sweaty. And with the closest beach being hours away, there’s little chance of digging your toes in the sand to keep cool. So to help you beat the heat, here are a few tried and tested tips to keep you comfortable all season long.
1. The Clothes Count
Wear loose-fitting light colored clothing. Cotton is best since it can keep you cooler than many synthetic fabrics.
2. Drink Up
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of liquids and avoid caffeine and alcohol as they promote dehydration. Energy drinks are a great option on a hot day since they are chock full of electrolytes.
3. Fridge Your Lotions and Potions
Even your beauty routine can keep you refreshed. When the weather gets hot, store lotions and cosmetic toners in the refrigerator; they’ll give dry skin a refreshing boost.
4. Tap Into Water
Our pulse points greatly influence our body’s temperature. To cool yours, run cold water over your wrists a few times each hour.
If you don’t have central air, don’t panic. Fans can help circulate the air and keep you cooler longer.
6. Cool Your Bed
Do you have trouble sleeping in hot weather? Try taking an ice water bottle with you to bed. Place it by your feet or knees and you’ll be catching some zzzs in no time.
7. Practice Good Judgment
Most importantly, stay in inside when temperatures become too hot. This is particularly important for infants, children, the elderly and pets as they are more susceptible to heat related illness.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share? If so, please sound off below.
Submitted by Bell intern Kimberly Hondos.