Top tips to keep cool this summer

Top tips to keep cool this summer

The British summertime is in full swing with a heatwave to match. Here are some top tips on staying cool this summertime. 

Stay hydrated 

This may seem pretty obvious but can you say you’ve been drinking enough water on a regular day? 

1.5 to 2 litres is recommended throughout the day, but keep in mind you might need more depending on how dehydrated you are and what you get up to. You don’t have to be thirsty to be dehydrated so beware of the signs (feeling dizzy or lightheaded, dark pee, feeling tired, a dry mouth, lips and eyes). 

Also, try to avoid dehydrating drinks such as coffee, energy drinks, tea and alcohol. This may seem impossible so try alternating with soft drinks and water throughout the day.

Use ice and cold water

help regulate your body temperature by cooling down areas where your veins are close to the surface. Such as your wrists, sides of your neck, chest and temples. 

Drink iced drinks to help cool down your internal body temperature. 

Keep your surroundings cool

If you're indoors with no air conditioning, keep doors and windows open where you can to get a draft going.

During peak heat, a top tip is to keep out of direct sunlight, closing blinds and windows will keep the room cooler during peak hours (don’t forget to open them back up once the sun has past).

Keep a fan handy

Push it that bit further and place a bag of ice in front of the fan for an extra cool breeze. 

If you’ve not got a fan around try an ice bottle to regulate your body temp. 

Eat light meals

It takes a lot for your body to digest a big meal which is why you feel so hot and bothered after one! Try and stick to lighter meals to keep cool during the day, such as:

  • Salads
  • Fresh fruit 
  • Seafood
  • Light yoghurts and grains 
  • Wraps 

Keeping cool is a priority during the heatwave to not risk dehydration. However, keeping cool can affect your energy usage, contact Billing Better today to see how we can help you with our fixed rates.