With summer heating up our bodies struggle to adjust in places without air-conditioners. Yet, it’s important to stay cool. Warm weather is lovely when you are near a beach, but less so when you’re stuck in the office.
Tip 1: Cover up. Some people prefer to undress when it is hot, but keep your restraint with loose clothing in natural fibres. This will help to shade your skin and protect the body from the sun.
Tip 2: Don’t fan yourself with your hands. Fanning yourself with your hands will create a rush of air and will make you feel temporarily cooler. This forceful action uses a lot of energy which will cause your body temperature to rise. Use a fan or a piece of paper and without much effort you will feel much cooler.
Tip 3: Eat chilli or spicy food. These foods can be prepared with Rajah Hot Spices available in sachets or packets, from mild or medium to hot. A bottle of Packo Chillies with mixed vegetables can also do the trick. Nando’s sauces are available in a variety of flavours which can be eaten with your food. This helps lower your temperature, even though it heats your mouth.
Tip 4: Don’t eat big meals. Nibble on some biscuits if you are feeling peckish. You can choose Oreos, Marie Biscuits, Tennis Biscuits, Romany Creams, or Lemon Creams. Your local cash and carry wholesaler will have a big variety of flavours for you to choose from. Eating a big meal will make you feel hotter, as digestion takes up a lot of energy and this generates body heat. Stay cooler by eating smaller portions and drinking ice cold bottled water or juice.
Tip 5: Wear light coloured clothes. Dark colours absorb much more heat than light ones, so stay clear of black. White, beige and light pastel colours are the best shades to wear during unbearable heat waves.
Tip 6: Use water. We all know the best way to cool down or keep cool is to drink water. Drink bottled water such as Aquella, Avian, and Nestle to cool off. If you don’t have a swimming pool, you can still make a little water go a long way. Dab a cloth with water and put it on the pressure points of your body, namely, your wrist, temples, elbows and all joint creases. Drinking ice cold water will cool the body down quicker. Remember don’t waste water as it is precious.