“The grass is always greener on the other side.” During the winter, all you want is a warm summer day. But when the July heat hits, you remember how nice it would be to take a walk outside without breaking a sweat.
The following tips can help you keep cool all summer long! Check out the 5miles links to see how our marketplace can help you, too.
1. Keep hydrated
Sweating can cause dehydration, making you more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drinking cool glasses of water throughout the day can be enough to bring your body temperature down. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink. Water can also be found in fruits and vegetables (for example, watermelon, tomatoes, and lettuce). Stick them in the fridge for a cool snack!
Read our 5miles blog on some recent hydration finds.
2. Heat-proof your bed.
Go straight to the source, and put a cool Chillow under your head while you sleep. For feet, fill a water bottle, and put it in the freezer before placing it at the foot of your bed. And it sounds strange, but slightly dampening your sheets or popping them in the freezer before bedtime will majorly help you chill out.
3. Pamper your pulses.
To chill out fast, apply ice packs or cold compresses to pulse points at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees. There are plenty of pulse points around the feet and ankles, so dunking your feet into an ice bucket can help take your temperature down.
4. Breathe deep
Inhaling through the mouth and exhale through the nose to create a refreshing effect. In theory, when taking in breath this way, your saliva should help cool the air before it’s taken to your lungs.
Keep your surroundings cool by using a dehumidifier. Here are some close to you on 5miles.
5. Make a few long-term improvements.
If you’re really committed to the whole no-AC thing, you can make a couple changes to your home that will keep it cooler for seasons to come. Insulated window films are a smart purchase as they work similarly to blinds. Additions like awnings and planting trees or vines near light-facing windows will shield your home from the sun’s rays, reduce the amount of heat your home absorbs and make your investment even more worthwhile.