Here’s What To Do When The Heat Doesn’t Let Up: 10 Anti-Heat Strategies To Feel Good At Home And Outdoors, Day And Night.
Drink A Lot
The classic advice to drink a lot is supplemented by the important sub-advice “in small sips and often.” Never so true: we know that moisturizing is essential; at least one and a half liters of water a day, well distributed and not swallowed, is more than recommended. However, do not give in to the refrigerator: the water must be at room temperature, enriched with fruit and fresh mint, just like fruity or flavored water. Or green light for herbal teas, juices, centrifuged. Even a hot mint tea is refreshing and perfect for the occasion.
Give preference to fresh fruit and vegetables
Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, always but especially at dinner, to remineralize the tired body. Listen to yourselves: instinctively, when the thermometer column rises, you would be more willing to feed on colorful fruit and fresh seasonal vegetables. Green light for fruit salads sprinkled with lemon, mint, and honey, complete with watermelon, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, peaches, apples, and pears. Do not miss any summer salads rich in lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, celery, valerian, and fresh spinach.
The foot bath with warm water
When the heat doesn’t want to leave your home, give yourself a five-minute foot bath with warm water enriched with sea salt or baking soda and refreshing essential oils, such as lavender or mint. To help circulation, direct the shower of cool water from the ankles to the knees. Then go ahead; walking barefoot at home helps to increase the sense of freshness.
A Cool House
Naturally, refresh the house. Close the blinds or shutters when the sun shines, even the windows, if necessary. Only reopen everything when the sun turns on the other side of the house. Avoid using dark-colored curtains.
Appliances Turned Off
Check that you have also turned off all the appliances: even if not very much, lights and lights favor internal heating and raise the bill! Red light also recharges the cell phone battery beside the bedside table while you sleep.
Wearing comfortable, breathable clothes made of natural fibers: cotton, linen, hemp, or similar is ideal. Stay away from polyester, elastane, and viscose.
Always cover your head outdoors when going out in the sun, seek shelter in the shade, and avoid exposure during the hottest hours. If you are sporty and do not want to give up training, wet the terry cloth bands and cuffs well before going for a walk or a run, obviously not during the hottest hours. Look for areas with trees in parks for stretching or yoga.
Avoid Wearing Too Many Accessories
Do not fill yourself with frills, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings: the bijoux are beautiful and colorful, of course, but they increase the sense of annoyance if the fingers swell, for example, the rings become unbearable; moreover, silver is the enemy of heat, the sea, the swimming pool, and even the sun.
Avoid Sleeping Completely Naked
Sleeping naked is not good—better with a light cotton tank top, underwear, and a light sheet that allows you to breathe. Try to lie comfortably in bed, with your legs and arms outstretched, to allow air to circulate.
Yes, Too Good Habits
Do not consume alcohol, do not give in to cold carbonated and sugary drinks, do not smoke, and avoid caffeine from three in the afternoon onwards, as well as heavy, fried, and “warming” foods. The ice cream? Yes, but only homemade, healthy, and natural ice cream!
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