Well, we're getting some very hot days again. Yesterday we hit 90, today it will be 94 and tomorrow 90 again. And the humidity will stay with us through Wednesday. So how do we stay cool on these overwhelmingly hot days.
There are some simple things we can do. For instance, wear cotton on days like today, and avoid dark colors and instead wear whites and creams. Just doing that will help you stay a bit cooler.
Also, instead of eating two big meals, eat smaller meals throughout the day. Your body has to work hard to digest big meals which will make you hotter. Smaller meals don't require as much work, so you can eat the same amount of food, just do it over the course of the whole day.
Make sure you stay hydrated. You may not even realize that your body is losing water, but keeping drinking cool glasses of water throughout the day to stay cool and to make sure you don't get dehydrated!
Just rinsing your wrists in cool water can help cool down your whole body. Give it a try, you'll see that it works.
And lastly, if you're really hot when you're going to bed. Take the pillowcase off your bed about a half hour before bedtime. Put it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. It will cool it down and feel good on your head as you go to bed.
Simple things we can do to make our lives cooler during this incredible heat. And always keep your pets inside. If it's too hot for us, it's too hot for them, and make sure they have lots of water to drink too. And always check on elderly friends and relatives. For some reason they don't always turn on the air conditioning, so check and make sure they're drinking water and advise them to turn on the AC to stay cooler and to take the humidity out of the air.