As we near Summertime, it may be time for us to hide away our jeans and bring out our shorts, as experts say a heatwave is on it’s way to us! An oncoming heatwave is great, if you’re planning on a trip to the beach or a day of swimming, but not so much if you have to be working in the heat.
There aren’t many feelings worse than being absolutely boiling and consigned to spend your days indoors doing work, not only are you wasting good weather, but you’re also getting hot and sweaty, which isn’t great for concentration. So, what can you do to beat the heat this Summer during this oncoming heat wave? Well, let’s find out!
Shade Your Windows
Whether you’re at home or in an office, you can beat the heat by keeping windows shaded throughout the hot periods of the day. While there’s always someone who suggests pulling up the blinds and opening the windows to ‘let a breeze in’, doing this will only let more heat in from outside. To keep yourself cool, keep your blinds closed when the Sun is out to stop more heat from entering the room, then in the cooler hours of the day in the morning and evening open up your blinds, crack open a window and let the cooler air in!
While this may sound like simple advice, keeping hydrated during hot weather and heatwaves is actually a very effective way to help your body keep cool. When your body gets hot, it will sweat to try and cool your body down, which is hard to do if you’re dehydrated, so if you drink plenty of water you can keep cool more easily as your body will have plenty of liquid to convert into sweat.
Wear Seasonal Clothing
If you’re feeling hot and sticky, it may be time to think about what you’re wearing, if it’s hot outside and you’re still wearing jeans and a rugby shirt, no wonder you’re feeling warm! So, when the weather starts to get toasty out, wear some more seasonally appropriate clothes, like: shorts, loose fitting shirts and linen trousers, to help keep yourself cool.
Turn On A Fan
On a hot summer day, a nice breeze can be all you need to cool off a bit, but as we mentioned earlier, during the hotter hours of the day you should keep your windows closed and shaded, so getting a natural breeze can be hard. So, instead, you should look to purchase a fan for your home, to create a nice breeze that will help your body cool off.
So, there you have it, four excellent ways for you to keep cool during the next heatwave and beat the heat. If you have any other tips or tricks for keeping cool this Summer, leave a reply in the comments and let us know!