How to Keep Your Cool
21/06/2017Well summer has definitely arrived and now of course we are all complaining we are to hot
So below are a few tips to help you keep your cool in this hot weather.
Firstly while you are out for the day leave the curtains/blinds shut as this will help your house/caravan heating up
Eat small meals and more often as your body requires less metabolic heat to break down the food
Unfortunately avoiding alcohol is also advised as it causes dehydration, you are best sticking to mineral water. Coffee and cola should also be avoided.
However you can still indulge in a spicy curry or chilli as these stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating, which cools the body down.
Every couple of hours run your wrists under a cold tap for 5 seconds as this helps cool the blood due to a main vein in this area.
Wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Heat is trapped by synthetic fibres, but cotton absorbs perspiration and its evaporation causes you to feel cooler. The light colours reflect the sun's radiation.
Take a tepid shower or bath before bed, although a cold shower is more tempting your body will warm up to compensate for the cold
The night before you go out for the day in the sun, roll some damp flannels up and pop them in the freezer. Take them with you in a plastic bag. Then, when you start to feel hot, unwrap them and place them over your face.
Ditch your duvet and sleep under a sheet instead. Even better, put your sheets in a plastic bag and stick them in the fridge a couple of hours before going to bed. As we fall asleep our body temperature lowers, which is why it's difficult to sleep in hot weather. Cold sheets straight from the fridge should help you sleep better.
Lastly the best advice is to enjoy your sunny holiday in dorset !