Some different tips to beat the heat

Tuesday March 06, 2018 Written by Published in Weather
This surfer’s kite was well colour-coordinated with both the motu and Muri lagoon. 18030520 This surfer’s kite was well colour-coordinated with both the motu and Muri lagoon. 18030520

With March forecast to offer mostly hot and humid weather, CINews went online to find some advice about keeping cool.

 

The most basic tip is to stay hydrated and keep indoors during peak sun hours. However, if you don’t have an air-conditioner, there are several unconventional ways to stay cool.

It might seem unlikely, but spicy foods can actually cool your body down. The heat will make you sweat and, in turn, cool you off naturally. 

You can turn everyday products into a cooling aids simply by storing them in the refrigerator. Sunscreen, lotions, toners, creams and even perfume can all be kept safely in the fridge to give you a refreshing lift.

To cool your pulse, place a damp washcloth in the freezer to create a cooling compress. Placing the frozen cloth on your wrists or any pulse points brings instant relief. If you don’t have an ice pack, leave your wrists under cold, running water for 30 seconds. 

Especially after being outside in hot weather, it is important to hydrate and replenish your body with water and juices. Anything containing caffeine is not recommended. Alcohol will actually dehydrate you, and should be avoided, health experts say.          

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