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How to beat the heat this summer

Tips to Stay Cool this Summer

Finally! It is that time of the year everyone has been looking forward to! Yes, it is summertime. It is that time of the year when the beauty and heat of British Columbia are at their peak.  Last year, the summer of 2021 had high temperatures for most parts of BC, especially Vancouver. Between late June and early July last year, British Columbia witnessed a heat dome, a high-pressure weather system that traps heat, with record-high temperatures across the province reaching up to 49.6°C. Let us see what this season has in store for the city.

Let us talk about a few tips to beat the heat this summer!

Stay hydrated 

The best way to beat the heat is to drink lots of water. Make sure the intake of water is as high as it makes the body hydrated and cool.  Summertime makes us sweat more and it is known to regulate the body temperature when one is exercising or in warm temperatures. So, water is the best method to replenish the lost fluid from sweat. It also flushes out the toxins from the body and helps you detox!

Snack on fruits

Fruits also have a lot of water content. It is not a bad idea to snack on fruits whenever possible. Even fresh salads and cucumbers have a lot of fibre and water content that help you stay cooler and fit. The fruits that will help you do so are watermelon, pineapple, raspberries, oranges, mango, and strawberries. 

Wear loose clothing

As far as summer is concerned, looser clothing is the key. It is always to wear loose cotton summer clothes whenever possible. Cotton is known for its quality to absorb moisture and so it helps the body to stay cool in the summer heat. This fabric is the best to enjoy the warm weather without feeling uncomfortable.

Wear lighter colours

Black colours are known to have the property to absorb heat. It is best to avoid wearing black on a hot summer day. Maybe you can go for lighter colours this season. Shades of yellow, white, and pink are not bad for a bright sunny day! It will help you stay cooler.

Avoid the sun in the afternoon

The sun’s heat is at its peak during noon between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. During this period, the UV rays from the sun are also the strongest, which can easily make one vulnerable to having a sunburn. Carrying an umbrella or protecting your skin with sunscreen is not a bad idea. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen if you plan to go around the beach especially.

Refrigerate your skin care products

Applying cool skincare products stored in the refrigerator makes your skin cooler. It would also refresh your skin. Why not try keeping some of your favourite facial mists and lotions, or cool summer face masks and packs in the fridge today? Just go ahead and spray when you are back home from your work or College and feel cool!

Keep a spray bottle with cool water

It is a blessing to keep a cool water spray bottle handy. Some spray bottles even come with a little fan on top. This is the perfect option if you want to go hiking or picnic with your friends.

Try frozen desserts

Frozen fruits dipped in yogurt sprinkled with water-soaked chia seeds! Can a summer dessert be better than this? Fruits like grapes, strawberries, bananas, mangos, blueberries, and raspberries can be enjoyed even when frozen. They are perfect for a hot summer day and will keep you fresh, light, and healthy. They are not only nutritious but delicious at the same time. Treat yourself with frozen fruits this summer!

Eat light

Eating lighter food like salads or fruits makes you feel active throughout the day. You will be able to beat the heat in a much faster way if you eat lighter food.

Keep a steady routine

By keeping your daily routine fixed, you will be disciplined and will also be able to manage your health better in a better way. A healthy mind is a healthy body once you eat well, meditate, move, exercise, and walk, you will stay fit and will be able to follow all the above points. 

Hope you take away from the tips. Share this article with your friends! Happy Cool Summer!

Source: Summer of 2021 in British Columbia 7 Summer fruits to feel cooler in Summer How to Beat the heat in summers

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