Beat the Heat with We Go North
Jul 3, 2013
Baby, it's hot outside―and inside, too. Unless you have been living under a rock this past week you would have noticed the scorching temperatures that have been making the mercury boiling in the Peace Country.
So We Go North has some handy tips to keep cool:
When the air outside is dry and cooler than the air inside, hang a damp sheet in an open window. Incoming breezes will be instantly cooled by the evaporating water.
Give it a Squirt
Keep a spray bottle in the refrigerator or carry one with you when out and when the going gets hot, give yourself a good squirt. To add refreshment you could add cucumber or lemon to the water. Experts suggest that the best place to squirt first is the wrists, to regulate temperature and cool down blood flowing through their veins.
Nosh the Greens
There’s a reason we reach for salads in the summer. They're easier to digest than, say, a tasty hamburger, which can leave you feeling sluggish in the high heat. Instead, opt for fruits and vegetables, which are watery and help keep you hydrated and cooler.
Think Icy Thoughts
"Reading about cold can take your mind off the thermometer, evoking one's own experience of ice and snow," says Walter A. Brown, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the medical schools of Brown and Tufts Universities and an expert in the placebo effect.
The Low-Tech Twirl
When out and about, you won’t ‘sweat’ the heat if you have a fan or personal parasol. These simple accessories are not only cost-effective but are eye catching.