The Best Ways to Beat the Summer Heat
Summer is loved by everyone, from outdoor meals to relaxing strolls during warm summer nights. Even if you're a seasoned hater of heat, certain summer days can be quite comfortable. Summer may also bring with it a scorching sun and intense heat, which can be deadly if not dealt with effectively. Every year, hundreds of Americans find their end due to heat-related illnesses.
- Heat cramps are painful muscle cramps that happen due to extreme heat exposure.
- Excessive sweating, a rise in body temperature, and dehydration are the three causes behind heat exhaustion.
- Heat stroke occurs when heat exhaustion becomes severe and your core temperature rises too high. Your body cannot perform in such a hot and humid environment. If not treated promptly with medical care, this may be deadly.
Extreme heat is the source of these problems. The body's temperature cannot be controled as it rises. Various elements might increase your risk of heat-related Illnesses. Here are some typical risk factors:
- Age (as people age, their bodies lose the capacity to manage heat)
- Medical conditions, such as heart or circulation issues
- Certain medications
Dehydration can become even more serious in dry regions because you will not realize you are dehydrated until the symptoms become severe. Sweating is one of the most visible signs of heat exposure. In dry climates, it quickly dissipates, so you won't notice how hot you are until it's too late. This means that the likelihood of sunburn goes up. Sunscreen is a must-have. If you're more prone to burn, consider wearing light-weight and pale-colored clothing to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
9 Tips to Beat the Summer Heat and Stay Healthy This Summer
During the summer, staying cool is critical to avoid becoming a victim of heatstroke. Here are some ideas for remaining comfortable in the summer heat.
1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Water is essential for maintaining a stable internal body temperature. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine advise that men consume 125 ounces (3.7 liters) of water each day, whereas women should consume 91 ounces (2.7 liters) of water every day.
You can quickly become dehydrated if you don't drink enough water. And when you add heat, things can rapidly get out of hand. Furthermore, when you become overheated, your body sweats as a natural way to cool itself down. This sweating, however, also takes away water from the body. According to studies, if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. So, on those scorching hot summer days, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
2. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake
This is a hard one, but coffee actually dehydrates you. What's the explanation? Caffeine is a diuretic, causing your body to lose water. Is that cup of coffee a must to kickstart your day? Most likely. But try to restrict your coffee consumption throughout the day. That way, you won't become dehydrated as a result of drinking too much coffee. If you must have coffee, make sure to drink lots of water in order to balance out the water you will lose.
3. Avoid the Sun
It may appear counterintuitive to avoid the sun during the dog days of summer. If you want to stay cool and avoid the heat, don't spend too long outside starting around noon through mid-afternoon. That's when the sun is at its most powerful and hottest.
4. Embrace Summer Clothing
Wear breathable loose clothing to have an easier time with the heat. Wearing lighter clothes will allow you to breathe more easily. Also, instead of wearing dark colors outside, wear lighter colors. Wearing dark clothes outside can make you too hot because they absorb more UV radiation than light garments do.
5. Simple Solutions Can Keep You Cool
When the heat becomes too much, there are a few simple methods to cool down. One suggestion is to take a cold or icy shower. Another option is to apply an ice pack on pressure points, such as your neck, wrists, or ankles, to chill down vital regions quickly.
Jumping into a pool or running through a sprinkler is another great way to cool off in the heat. Alternatively, seek shelter under a tree or an umbrella to avoid direct sunlight. You may also use a personal mister or a wide-area mister to chill down.
You may cool off in our community pool, take part in our water activities, or just relax in our cabanas and outside sitting areas at Liv Multifamily.
6. Reduce Your Indoor Cooking
On a hot day, it's better to avoid cooking on the stove or in the oven. These devices will bring heat into your home, making the air hotter and more unpleasant. Instead, consider grilling burgers outside.
You may also eat cold meals, such as fruits, vegetables, cold meats, and sandwiches. Watermelon, cucumbers, and berries with a high water content can help you stay hydrated by snacking on them!
7. The AC is a Lifesaver During Summer
Air-conditioning is one method to stay cool. Turning on your air conditioner is one of the simplest ways to keep cool in the heat. A humidifier can also be useful. Air conditioning works best when the air is not too dry, so a humidifier will help it work more effectively.
Make sure everything is in working order before the summer heat arrives so you can enjoy the cool air. If you do not have access to air conditioning, ceiling fans or battery-powered hand-held fans may help you stay cool. You can also go shopping to the mall or watch a movie at the cinema, enjoy your time and take advantage of their AC in one move.
At Liv Multifamily Communities, we have air-conditioned flats and ceiling fans to keep you cool. We also provide a variety ofcommunity amenities, including air-conditioned common indoor spaces where you can spend your summer days socializing with your neighbors by playing pool. And don’t forget our communities' nearby attractions where you can embark on summer adventures at your leisure.
8. Try Italian Ice Instead of Ice Cream!
Ice cream and the summer heat are like peanut butter and jelly. However, the relief you feel from its cold may be short-lived. Ice cream is both rich in fat and difficult to digest, so your body will have to use a lot of energy and resources to process it. As a result, you'll get hot faster since your body has to work harder just to breakdown the ice cream.
Switch the ice cream cone for popsicles, frozen yogurt, or Italian ice. These cold deserts are easier to digest, so you won't overheat.
9. Have Multiple Smaller Meals
Remember Thanksgiving, when you were fully happy and full after that delicious dinner, but afterwards you may have become uncomfortably warm. A large meal takes more energy for your body to breakdown than a small one. As a result, your body temperature rises as it digests the food. Try to keep your body from heating up during digestion by eating small meals more often.
Enjoy a Comfortable Summer With Liv Multifamily
At Liv Multifamily Communities, you may escape the summer heat while still indulging in all of the pleasures that season has to offer! And if you're searching for a little holiday away from the heat, taking a trip to the high country just half a day's drive away is an excellent alternative.
Don't be concerned about the summer heat. You can enjoy the best of both worlds at Liv Multifamily: summer months and being safe in hot weather. Check out one of our six communities!