Summer is one of the best times of the year. The sun out, which means tons of outings, barbecues, rooftop parties, and more. But, with all the fun, there’s also the heat. Finding ways to stay cool in temperatures above 90 degrees is super important. Here are our top ways to beat the heat.
Before anything, be sure to stay hydrated. Drink lots of water — at least one liter a day — and treat yourself to other cool drinks often, such as smoothies and slushies. Especially if you’re being active outside, you’ll always want to have a water bottle nearby. This will help you stay cool, hydrated, and energized.
Wear light-colored clothing
Dark clothes attract UV rays, making you feel hotter than you need to. Try wearing light-colored clothing as well as light fabrics. Linen and satin are great options because they let a lot of air through, so you can feel any breeze coming your way. Besides, it’s the summer! Get out all your bright, fun-colored clothes.
Open your window at night
Opening your windows while you’re asleep lets the cool night air in, so it’ll take a little longer for your home to get hot during the day. It will also be easier to sleep at night if you have a slight breeze coming in.
Reduce heat in the kitchen
Instead of using the oven or stove, try using slow cookers and instant pots. They’ll help you reduce heat in the kitchen. If you really can’t deal with the heat in the kitchen, try ordering in your favorite meal or going out to eat more. The restaurants are usually air-conditioned, and you might meet others trying to escape the heat.
Do indoor activities
Staying in air-conditioned spaces is always optimal. Movies, restaurants, art galleries, and museums are fun, relaxing, and sometimes even enlightening. If you have to work, library or co-working spaces such as The Wing or WeWork, are great places to be. You can have the company of other people, get some work done, and enjoy the AC.
Turn off electronics you’re not using
Electronics always generate heat while running, and if you have a few devices running at the same time, it can make a difference in the temperature. Turn off your electronics when you’re not using them to reduce heat in certain areas of your home. Plus, it’ll be good to step away from screens and just enjoy the warmer season!
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