Looking After Yourself In This Crazy Hot Weather

If you haven’t received the memo just yet, let us bring it to you. It’s warm. Very warm. Perhaps too warm depending on your personal tastes and tolerance. This summer has broken heatwave records around the world and has unfortunately contributed to wildfires in many different nations. However, for most of us, this weather is beautiful, and we’ve already likely enjoyed one or two barbecues.

Looking after yourself in this weather is absolutely essential. Without the capacity to do this, you’ll often find yourself in danger of suffering a healthcare issue.

It pays to be wise. You can exercise said wisdom with the following advice:

Hydrate!

Hydrating is the number one concern you should have for yourself in this weather. It’s absolutely essential to stay hydrated, as doing so not only help you stay cool but the sweat you secrete during hot weather (even in areas you usually do not,) can contribute to you losing many fluids a lot more quickly than you could realize. This contributes to quite a dangerous atmosphere, and a lack of fluids this way can also result in kidney stones forming at an accelerated pace if you’re not careful. It is best to avoid these. Hydrating well is so easy and so vital that’s it’s essential to always keep in mind. Also, it’s important to learn more about dehydration causes and treatment, as knowing the warning signs in advance can help you prevent a problem when it’s close to becoming a reality.

Remember to hydrate correctly when it comes to absorbing some foods and other drinks. For example, coffee and alcohol work as a diuretic, meaning that you can lose some of the essential fluids in your body while drinking these on a beautiful summers day. If enjoying a lovely barbecue in this weather, it’s also important to consider your intake of salty meats, and how this could contribute to a lack of hydration. Ensure you always have a glass or flask of water near you in the extreme heat. It’s easy to refill, clean and carry about your person, and doing so may just help you stay cool in this incredible weather.

Air!

In order to help yourself cool and thus pay attention to your body temperature, you should consider the air flow of your home, or just how well ventilated certain rooms of the house are. For example, ensuring that you have a fan in your room for nighttime heat may help you sleep more deeply, but also stop you from stewing even with light sheets. Ventilation inside is also incredibly important if you have pets, as they cannot take steps to cool themselves down past sitting in colder environments – they will usually seek this out naturally. On top of this, shaving or grooming their coats can help them stay comfortable and to dispel the heat more easily.

With this logic, you may consider your wardrobe. While layering may be something that you consider during the winter months, remember that wearing airy, cotton and open style clothing will help you stay cool and comfortable during this hot period. Rectifying your wardrobe a little to become more airy, open and radiant in the summer months can also help your confidence to no small degree, and help you enjoy the most of summer cool and collected.

Relax!

The summer months have the intense requirement of tiring us out. There’s something about beautiful sunlight and gorgeous temperatures that make us all want to take a nap, perhaps due to how comforting it is. So why not relax? It might be that you usually take care of the exercise that means something to you, but instead heading for a light arm workout at the gym could be more appropriate this time, instead of a harder training routine.

It could be that you decide to take your schoolwork out into the garden for a lazy yet effective day long of study. You may decide to simply relax next to the pool and dip your feet in while reading a book on a sun lounger for most of the day. Physical movement, to the extent that you’re able, can sometimes overheat us if done in too intense a manner, so it’s best to stay lazy, to relax, and to take more meditative approaches to your daily life. This can help you enjoy the summer to no end, and focus on memories that are healthy and you’re also sure to cherish.

 

With these simple summer-care tips, you’re sure to enjoy this blistering heat in more of a comfortable mindset.

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Jamie Sorenson

Jamie Sorenson is a freelance writer with a Masters in Communications from Quinnipiac. An aspiring screenplay writer, Jamie freelances for many media outlets.

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