If you live in a state where the summer heat can really wear on you, then check out these simple tips to try and help you stay cool. It is so hard when it is 100 degrees or hotter outside or high humidity, it makes you want to hide inside where the ac is.
Our bodies can easily become overheated, especially in young children and the elderly. I don’t know if you have ever got overheated, but it can make you feel pretty sick and wore down. So here are some simple tricks to trying to survive the extreme summer heat.
Heat Stroke is very serious so make sure you are aware of the signs. Below are some of the signs of heat stroke. If you feel any of these symptoms start make sure to go to your doctor or emergency room.
- Rapid Pulse
- Elevated Body Temperature
- Excessive Thirst
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
- Dilated Pupils
Different Ways To Keep Cool This Summer
Run Errands First Thing: Before the day gets to hot get out and get your shopping done early. Whether it is grocery shopping or heading to your farmers market. This will help you to enjoy the cooler part of the day for outside activities.
Wear Bandanna Around Neck: If you are outside in the peak of the days heat, grab a bandanna and get it wet, then place a few ice cubes in the center and roll it up. Wrap it around your neck to help keep you cool.
Cotton Clothing: If you wear cotton clothing it will help keep you cooler than many synthetics. Also wear light colored clothes when you can.
Stay Hydrated: Making sure to drink enough water is very important. If you get dehydrated it can make the heat feel even hotter. So carry a water bottle around and make sure to drink enough each day.
Keep Blinds and Curtains Closed: If your house gets a bit warmer as the day goes on, you might think about keeping your blinds or curtains closed. It can let in a lot of heat just by the sun beating in the window. So make sure when the days are really hot to keep your curtains closed, and try to keep the house a little cooler.
Thermal Curtains: Most heat can come in through windows, so if you put your hand up to your window and you can feel it is hot or any air flow coming from outside, maybe think about thermal curtains. It helps block out the harsh heat, and can really help keep your home cooler.
Run Wrist Under Cold Water: Your main vein passes through your wrist and a quick way to cool down is to run cold water over your wrist for thirty seconds or so. You will instantly feel your body temp cooling off. You can do this every few hours or as needed. If you are out and about hit up a bathroom or carry a water bottle in backpack or purse if you are unable to get to a sink.
Portable Fans: Some people swear by using a portable fan to help stay cool. If you are outside and it is really hot think about buying one .You can get a battery operated one or they have fans that pull energy from your phone.
Lighter Meals: Try eating lighter meals that aren’t so heavy, like salads, pasta salads and such. Plus eat smaller meals but more frequent. That will help not get you feeling so full, because some people when they feel really full can raise their body temperature.
Use Oven Less and Grill Out: If you use your oven in the summer you might find it gets your house feeling a bit hotter. Think about grilling out more, or even cooking simple meals that don’t take much oven time.
Some of these ideas might seem simple but it could really help benefit you in the long run. Just make sure when you are outside that you are aware of the heat and how you feel. Getting too hot can happen very easily and come on fast.