Okay, so it’s no secret that it’s ridiculously hot right now and I’d imagine that you’re like the Wicked Witch of the West when she makes contact with water. Not to worry, here are some unprofessional opinions as to how to survive this dreadful heatwave.
- Stay inside in the middle of the day, especially if you’re vulnerable to heat. 11am-3pm are the times to keep in mind when adhering to this. Luckily in the evenings, the weather will cool down a bit so it’ll be safe to go outside.
- Drink cool drinks regularly. Water and diluted fruit juice springs to mind though I wouldn’t advise fizzy drinks, hot drinks or alcohol
- Keep your curtains and windows shut. Only shut windows when it’s really hot. When it starts to cool down, you can open it for ventilation. As for the curtains, keeping them shut will work better if they’re lighter. Dark or metallic blinds or curtains will actually make the room hotter since they’re more likely to absorb heat.
- Have regular cool/lukewarm baths and showers. This is pretty straightforward. This will help cool you down and get rid of any unwanted sweat.
- Wear loose cool clothing. These include shorts, loose t-shirts and shirts and summer dresses if you feel inclined to wear the latter. Not only does it let your skin breathe by allowing a breeze but light coloured clothing won’t absorb as much heat.
- Wear lots of sun-screen. Especially when going outside. As someone who had to suffer a sunburn at a young age, I can tell you that it’s not pleasant at all.
- Keep up with weather reports. Okay we all joke about how unreliable weather forecast reports are and we’re probably right to do so, however it is important to look at them regardless, especially when checking the temperatures. That way, you can plan your excursions accordingly, especially when it comes to grocery shopping!
And there we have it. Just in case my advice is rubbish, you can always check the NHS website to find out more (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/). I know I did.
Did you find this advice helpful? If so or if not, leave your comments below. Perhaps you can give some advice of your own!
Until the next time, fare thee well blog readers and have a wonderful summer! And don’t forget to stay cool.