November 19, 2017

Keeping cool, during the fall

Posted on October 25, 2017 by in Features

Chronicle Reporter
America Flores-Hernandez

It’s not everyday that you notice the weather being more hotter than expected. Even though summer is over, it appears to be still trailing behind fall. This week, everyone obviously noticed temperatures went up surprisingly to 100 degrees which caused a lot of classes to turn on their AC’s. But have you ever wondered on how to handle the heat without an AC? Here’s many different ways on how you can get started:

☀ Stay hydrated by drinking water no matter what, even if you’re not thirsty, at least take a couple of sips in between your day. Should be at least 3 or 4, so you can quench your thirst, especially if you’re about to work out. Water is necessary for our bodies to be healthy after all.

☀ A cold shower is also something to take in consideration if you think about it. Rinsing off under a stream of tepid H20 brings down the core body temperature and rinses off sweat so leaving a cool and clean feeling.

☀ If you have a basement, use it during the hottest hours of the day when the sun is highest. Basements are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than the upstairs part of the house. (Better than a heated porch).

☀ Stressing out during high temperatures can also cause some symptoms that result in fevers. To avoid that, drink chrysanthemum tea. Practitioners say chrysanthemum is a cooling herb which clears the head.

☀ Lastly, for anybody, it’s recommended that clothing also affects our health too. Considering that heat can be trapped by synthetic fibres of clothes made from material such as nylon. But cotton absorbs perspiration and its evaporation causes you to feel cooler. So try wearing cotton light-weight clothes, which reflect the sun’s radiation.

Overall, try not to maintain or just stray away from hot surfaces during this crazy ruckus of mother nature. Keep calm and stay cool before sweater weather truly begins, in which it should have but even nature takes its time.

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