Tips for Staying Cool

The rate of global warming is increasing. It is said that the 20th century’s last twenty years were the hottest in 400 centuries and possibly the warmest for several millennia according to a study of climate changes. A United Nations official report maintained that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850. There is now no doubt that the world is indeed getting hotter. There is however good news amidst all of this. There are ways to stay cool. Here are some tips. They include tips on how to dress, eat and go about daily life, all in an effort to reach a cooler you.

What to Wear to stay Cool

We give the following tips for staying cool:

Dress for the appropriate weather conditions. There are many techniques to dress, depending on where you are and what you are doing.

As little as possible: If one you can go without clothes, this can be the most comfortable and hassle free way to stay cool. Putting on a swinsuit or wearing underwear can help one keep cool.

Summer Clothing: Try wearing natural fabrics such as cotton, silk, or linen instead of polyester, rayon, or such artificial fibers.

Wear Light Colors: Darker colors will absorb the rays from the sun and be warmer than light or white clothing, which reflect light and heat. Try wearing natural summer clothing.

Cover Up: Wearing more clothing may keep one cooler, especially if the heat is low in humidity. In the high temperatures of the Middle Eastern regions, some persons wear clothing covering from head to toe. By protecting your skin from the sun beating down, you’ll also shade your skin. For this to be effective, clothing should be natural and cool.

Eating Tips for Staying Cool

Drink water, and lots of it! Fruits, berries and nuts can be useful as these are known to be skin food and helps reduce heat. Try to avoid eating heavy meals and this will give the body less to digest and it will become less heated.

Eating spicy foods have also been known to cool the body. The heat from the spices usually makes the skin warmer causing production of sweat. The evaporation of sweat leaves the body with a cool feeling. Endorphins from the food also can create a lasting sensation which may deviate the mind’s attention from the heat

What to do to Stay Cool

First, one should try to avoid doing too much physical activity. Simple! Turn off all unecessary electrical heat sources. Try sitting near windows fans, and other such sources of clean air. Keep the mind relaxed. Try having something minty to cool the skin: use lotion containing peppermint, shower with peppermint soap, and related products, use a minty foot soap, and powders with mint. Mint is known to always refresh the skin and also leave a nice, lasting, cooling sensation.

These are just some of the simple tips for staying cool.

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