We’ve heard that it has been extremely hot in in North America as well as Europe recently. Having survived the hottest month (April) in Thailand we thought we’d share what we’ve learned in hopes that it might help you to say cool while at the same time not causing expensive air conditioning bills.
Tips for Staying Cool
1) Take cold showers, especially in the late afternoon
2) Freeze big bottles of water (remember to empty a little so the water has room to expand) and sleep holding them. To avoid moisture getting your sheets wet (but let’s face it you were going to sweat anyway) wrap the bottle in a thin towel or shirt.
3) Freeze chunks of fruit and eat it as a late afternoon/evening snack. Fruits that work the best are watermelon, mango, pineapple, grapes (both green and red), honeydew melon, blueberries (any of the berries actually). The ones to avoid are papaya, apples, pears, and citrus fruits. We’ve discovered that pouring coconut milk over frozen mango is delicious!
4) When you need a blast of cool air just as a break from the heat, stick your head in the freezer for a moment.
5) Take a vacation to a cold region. Consider vacationing in Alaska, Norway, Greenland, Siberia…anywhere nice and chilly.
6) Go see a movie in the theater. Movie theaters are notorious for being freezing cold making them a perfect escape for a heat wave.
If anyone else has tips to add please do so in the comment section.
Hope this helps,
Mindy and Ligeia :):)
2 thoughts on “Tips for Staying Cool”
Dear Ligeia and Mindy,
yesterday a thunderstorm broke the heatwave somewhat. In the States its worse than here. But I find if you have to work somewhere sitting, sticking an ice bag into top of pants on stomach will help to cool you down. Also we have cooling bands around our foreheads, filled with some jelly stuff you have to soak in cold water. For the dogs we have a portable airconditioner in the living area, which cooled down from 36 to about 27, which is bearable. Glad you two managed the heat wave as well.
Thanks for all the tips!
Love from Oma 🙂 PS Living near the ocean or a lake would be desirable!
I use a cooling pillow and a cooling towel both absolutely a must in south Florida heat and both available on Amazon for less than $20 or £20 The towel you get wet snap and it keeps you cool all day also a must for women pausing.