When the heat envelops the city and it seems that everything around is melting, it is also possible — and necessary! — live a full life. Save our tips!
1. How to cool down at home
If there is no air conditioning, close the windows with wet sheets — hot air will be less likely to enter the rooms. Take a cool shower before bed to help you fall asleep. If it is very hot, cover yourself with a damp sheet (soaking it in cold water, and then wringing it out well). Don’t forget to put a glass of water next to your bed in case you get thirsty at night.
2. How to cool off outside
Will you have to spend a lot of time outside? Take an aspirin before leaving the house. It thins the blood, lowers the temperature. Only take aspirin after meals, as it irritates the stomach.
3. In the heat near the water
When it’s hot outside, everyone is drawn to the beach. But you should not go into the water as soon as you come to a river or lake. The temperature difference can provoke vasospasm. Therefore, first rest in the shade, and then swim.
4. How to eat in the heat
In the heat, forget about heavy food — fatty, fried and meat products. They are difficult to digest, and this leads to an increase in body temperature. All vegetables and fruits cool the body. Let them dominate your diet on hot days. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
5. The benefits of yoga for the heat
Some asanas have been proven to help you survive the heat. So, for example, the cat pose and the lotus pose stabilize the energy flows in the body, relax the nervous system and create a feeling of coolness throughout the body. Each asana should be performed for 20–30 seconds.
6. Healthy dessert in the heat
Prepare the sorbet. This tasty and light delicacy is more refreshing than ice cream. You will need 450 g of any berries or fruits, 50 g of powdered sugar, juice of half a lemon and 150 g of yogurt. Grind the fruits in a blender, add sugar, lemon juice, beat everything in a mixer. Mix yogurt with fruit and berry puree, put in the freezer for 2 hours. Beat again with a mixer and put in the freezer. After 2 hours everything is ready!
7. Drink mint tea
Nutritionists believe that thirst is best quenched not by ice water, but by warm, weak tea, to which mint can be added — for freshness. The fact is that warm tea, not having a big difference with body temperature, is absorbed faster in the intestines and quenches thirst in a short time.
Editor’s advice. Do you live in the country during the summer? If you don’t already have an automatic watering system, buy one. Then the site will always be fresh, and you do not need to waste time watering.
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The opinion of the editors may not coincide with the opinion of the author of the article.