Five Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

April 18 2016

James Patten


With summer just around the corner, warmer days are already making a presence. Keeping the heat away is a priority during the summer months, and there are some easy tips you can follow to keep yourself cool. After all, you want to enjoy the British summer for as long (or as little) as it sticks around!

Stay Out of the Sun

When outside, stay out of direct sunlight and take advantage of the shade. If you run every day, adjust your schedule to the longer days and run early in the morning and at the end of the day, when the sun isn’t high up in the sky. During the day, if you’re not at work, watch a film or go to a shopping centre to escape the scorching sun. Sunscreen is also advisable to keep you from burning.

Wear Light Clothes

Light coloured clothing helps reflect the sun and reduce the heating feeling. Darker colours absorb heat very easily and will overheat you quickly. Loose fitting clothing made of cotton or linen is the best option for summer; even if you sweat, the fabrics are breathable and will prevent you from overheating.

Drink Plenty of Water

You lose more water through sweat during summer, so you need to have water easily accessible to replenish it during the day. You need to drink plenty of water to not suffer from dehydration. If you’re going to be travelling during the day, you can leave bottles of water in the freezer; they will melt during the day and when you need to drink it, it will be at the ideal temperature.

Eat Fresh Food

Warm food is good during winter to raise your body’s temperature from within. In the summer, however, you want to have the opposite happen. Eating fresh salads and fruit will help cool you down and stay fresh. It helps that you won’t have to cook next to a hot stove!

Have Air Conditioning!

A nice, cool breeze is perfect to cool you down. And as specialists in air conditioning units for professional and industrial use, we know how important it is to keep buildings cool and boost productivity.

At Heritage Heating we have a wide variety of air conditioning units for business, commercial, and industrial sectors, perfect for different needs. If you have any questions about our services, contact us on 01509 814 123 to speak with our friendly team. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for our news and updates.

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