As of Thursday, temperatures are expected to climb into the 30th! With that said, if you don’t have AC there are a few tricks on keeping cool that don’t require you to jump into the lake!
Keeping hydrated is the most obvious and easiest thing to do. It’s tempting to get the Pimms out, of course, but alcohol is dehydrating – so stick to water.
Think about it
Think of the coldest place you can (the freezer, the North Pole… you get the gist). Simply day-dreaming about things like snow is proven to cool your overall body temperature. Your body will react to the thoughts about cooler temperatures.
Get down low
No, not in a dance – but do go all the way to the floor. Hot air rises, so the best place to go for a quick cool down and momentary rest from the stuffiness is the lowest possible level.
Try to refrain from using your oven or stove, eat room temperature dishes like salads to avoid generating another source of heat. If you are in need of hot food then use the grill instead. You’re welcome.
Run your wrists under a cold tap
To the aisles
Hang them out to dry
Hang a wet sheet in front of an open window, the breeze blowing in through the wet sheet and will quickly cool down an entire room.
Stay out of the sun
Don’t go out there between 11 am and 3 pm for too long – The UV rays will be strong and you will burn quickly, ergo, you won’t be cool.
Eat spicy food