How To Survive This Heat Wave

07 / 10 / 18

Unless you live in a place like Maine, you’re probably melting in this blistering summer heat. Have no fear though, here’s a quick few tips on how to stay cool in this unbearable heat wave.

  1. 1. If you don’t have an air conditioner then you find one. Visit a museum, go to the movies, go to the mall or shoot even visit a library. There are plenty of free or inexpensive places to cool off. Think outside the box. 
  2. 2. Wear cotton! It allows your body to breathe. 
  3. 3. You know the saying “When they go low, you go high?” Well, not in this scenario. When it’s hot, you go low! Drop to the floor! Heat rises, so make sure you go low. Lay on your floor when times get rough at night.
  4. 4. Turn your fan around. If you have a fan in your window and the fan is towards you… flip it around. All you are doing is blowing hot air on yourself. Don’t play yourself and turn it around to make your room cooler.
  5. 5. Keep your house clean! Keeping your house clean might be a mental thing, but a clean house feels significantly cooler than a dirty one. I’d recommend cleaning at night, so you don’t work up too much of a sweat.
  6. 6. Get black out curtains if you can. Blocking the sun out will help your home stay cooler.
  7. 7. Try putting a wet wash cloth in the freezer and take it out when you’re ready to cool down.
  8. 8. You can always go to the pool to cool off. If you don’t have a pool, go to the beach or your local YCMA. If the idea of sharing a pool at the YMCA isn’t on your mind then take a cool bath. When you’re done with your bath re-use your bath water and give it to your plants or lawn because they need water too. 
  9. 9. Eat refreshing foods like a salad or chilled fruit, and if that’s not your thing just try to stay away from hot meals like your grandma’s famous tortilla soup.
  10. 10. Drink responsibly! Keep hydrated. It’s the oldest tip in the book, but not enough people actually do it. Drink water or pedialyte or whatever you like! Just make sure your liquid intake is nutritious, so be conscious of those refreshing mojitos you are sipping on by the pool. 

Post by Nichoel Young