As temperatures rise, it’s tempting to blast the air conditioner and binge on ice cold water. But these habits are neither environmentally friendly nor healthy for the body. Try these 7 green and natural ways to stay cool as a cucumber.
Feeling fresh can be as easy as picking out the right clothing. Keep to fabrics that are lightweight and breathable, such as cotton and linen. Dress in light colours as they help to reflect heat while dark shades absorb and trap heat. If you’re going to be outdoors, look out for apparels with UV protection and wear a hat.
Adjust your bed
Like your wardrobe, make sure you’re choosing the right colour and fabrics for your bed. Go with light-coloured bed linens made of lightweight cotton as they are breathable and help with ventilation and airflow in the bedroom. For pillows, try buckwheat instead of cotton or down as it does not absorb heat.
Create a cross-breeze
Lower the temperature in your room by placing a fan across from a window, so the wind from outside and the fan will come together to form a cooling cross-breeze. Try to keep doors open to maximise ventilation. You can also cool down your house by turning lights off as bulbs emit heat.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Drink water before bed and as soon as you wake up to promptly restore your body from dehydration during sleep. Throughout the day, remind yourself to hydrate regularly by bringing your Thermos® JNW Premium Tumbler along with you wherever you go. You should also eat foods high in water content, such as watermelon, strawberries, and celery.
Be minty fresh
Add a fresh sprig of mint to your food and drinks to cool down more effectively in the heat. Try making this Red and Black Fruit Salad or this Orange Mint Ice Tea. You can also swap out your regular grooming products, like body wash, shampoo, and moisturisers, for mint-infused ones to give yourself a cooling kick to feel invigorated and refreshed.
Take it easy
To stay cool, you’ve got to keep your cool because your body temperature rises when you’re constantly moving about or feeling anxious. Drinking hot tea may feel counterintuitive in the blazing heat, but it will do wonders in calming you down. Fill your Thermos® Mug with this delicious Lavender Mint & Wolfberries Tea and sip on it while you take a breather.