Find out how to get rid of and beat the heat easily with healthy tips and tricks to get rid of the heat in the hottest summer months, easily and safely.
The good weather is coming, and with it summer. In fact, there are hardly any days left before the beginning of summer officially takes place , which will take place on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere (while, in the Southern Hemisphere, it will not happen until December 21).
Summer is characterized by being one of the most anticipated seasons of the year, because it is the moment in which many people enjoy those long-awaited vacations, disconnecting from the daily routine and enjoying more free time.
The most common, as it could not be less, is that many people leave home and enjoy days of sun and beach (or pool). But there is no doubt that one of the main enemies is the sun and heat.
How to remove heat?
Both the month of July and the month of August (and the months of December and January for those who read us from the Southern Hemisphere), are characterized by being the summer periods in which it tends to be hotter, especially and commonly with the so-called like heat waves.
When it comes to eliminating heat, it is essential to seek protection in those places where it is cooler. What this question could vary if we are inside or outside the house, on the beach or in the pool, or inside an apartment/hotel.
If we are away from home and we are neither on the beach nor in the pool, we can take shelter in those places that are more or less cool. Shopping centers or department stores could become a good option, at least to spend a pleasant time without being too hot.
In the event that we find ourselves at the beach or in the pool, we will obviously have to be careful, since if the heat is very excessive we must always maintain the prevention of staying at home or in the apartment, or take precautions such as hydrating ourselves every for a short time even if you are not thirsty and try to wear clothing that is as light as possible.
Tips for heat removal
Although it is true that heat cannot be eliminated on its own, there are useful tips to help us eliminate it, at least when it comes to combating it:
- Hydrate even if you’re not thirsty: hydration in summer is essential, since our body tends to sweat more. Therefore, it is best to drink water from time to time even if we are not thirsty, avoiding very cold water or drinks to avoid possible damage to the throat.
- Precautions if you are away from home: obviously keep well hydrated, try to wear clothes as light as possible and, if possible, take shelter in cooler places.
- Tips if you’re indoors: In addition to hydrating properly and wearing light clothing, keep the blinds down or the curtains drawn throughout the day. Keep the windows closed to prevent hot air from leaking through them. If you use a fan, always do it with the windows closed. Also, try to take cold baths or showers from time to time, but above all avoiding sudden changes in temperature (be very careful with that).
- Eat healthy and light: fresh fruits and vegetables are essential in any healthy balanced diet, and especially in summer. They provide us with water, fiber, vitamins and many minerals.
Other simple tips to beat the heat
Although it is possible that we repeat ourselves with some of the tips that we will give you below (because they are of vital importance), the heat can also be combated in many other ways. And, above all, it is vitally important to try to hydrate properly.
For example, it is essential to drink water from time to time, and also hydrate ourselves with fresh fruits and vegetables. However, take note of the following recommendations:
- Stay hydrated at all times, even if you’re not thirsty. Remember that it is essential to drink at least two liters of water every day. A good idea is to put some bottles of water in the fridge and when you are going to drink them, leave them for a few minutes at room temperature.
- Keeping the blinds down or the curtains drawn is useful so that the heat does not sneak into your house.
- If you have air conditioning, keep it at 20º, but preferably use it for a few hours a day. Remember that it consumes a lot of energy.
- Always use the fan with the windows closed, especially when hot air is coming through the windows.
- Take cold baths or showers but avoid sudden changes in temperature.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. It is the best to hydrate you, and they are also rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Infusions and refreshing teas will help you too.