If the heat is coming and you think you can't take it, don't overdo it with the air conditioner. You can cool down naturally as we've always done. Here you have a few simple tips for you to put into practice.
At the end of the day, common sense is one of the best alternatives to air conditioning. Regulating our body temperature is easier than you think, and we can do it naturally.
For centuries, mankind has been cooling itself without air conditioning: our bodies are made to adapt to environments and every culture does its own thing to achieve this.
1. Drink lots and lots of water
Hydration is key when your body is trying to regulate the heat and sweating is your body’s way of cooling you down.
Running water through the back of our necks, the inside of our elbows, our armpits, our groins... is the best way to cool down. We can use wet cloths that, stored in the fridge or freezer, will always be ready to use. Another little trick is to put the sheets in the fridge for a while before going to sleep.
3. Dress appropriately
If you want to stay cool, wear loose, breathable -think: cotton- clothing and footwear that won’t leave your feet sweaty.
It is very important to look for an ecological way to cool down. By doing so, you will reduce your carbon footprint, which can affect the environment negatively.
In short: look for sustainable ways to stay refreshed, without creating more heat.
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