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How to cool off in the heat without air conditioning

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How to cool down without air conditioning in the heat. Source: freepik.com

Summer heat can be pleasant when you're relaxing on the beach or by the pool. However, when it's time to get back to your daily routine and the power goes out in the middle of the day, high temperatures can be quite inconvenient.

Just because you don't have air conditioning or electricity doesn't mean you have to suffer through the heat. CNN has shared effective ways to help you cool down.

According to the US National Institutes of Health, excessive heat can harm your brain and other organs. Sweating is the body's natural cooling system, but when it's not enough, the risk of developing hyperthermia increases.

Heat combined with high humidity increases this risk because sweat doesn't evaporate as quickly and doesn't cool the body as effectively. However, there are several ways to help you control your temperature.

Water.

Especially in the heat, you need to drink plenty of water, because without moisture, the body cannot cool itself through sweating.

Take a cool shower

Take a cool bath or shower if you want to cool down quickly and effectively. Also, try using mint soap for extra coolness.

Cold cloths

Place a cold cloth or ice packs on your wrists or neck. These are places where the blood vessels are close to the skin, so you can cool the blood and lower your overall body temperature.

Fans

Place fans near windows so that they blow hot air out of the room you are in. Also, if the temperature outside is not too high, you can open windows on both sides of the house to create a draft.

Close the curtains

If you have windows that face the sunny side, be sure to close the curtains or blinds to prevent the sun's rays from heating your home. You can also install dark curtains to minimize the amount of light and heat entering the room.

Bed linen

Cotton sheets or blankets can help keep you cool during the night. So buy bedding made from natural fabrics that are good at wicking away moisture and heat.

Install energy-saving light bulbs

Incandescent bulbs generate higher temperatures than LED bulbs.

Cook in a slow cooker or outside

The heat of an oven or stove can spread throughout the house. Therefore, if you have the option, it is better to cook outside or with closed appliances such as a slow cooker.

Frozen treats

If you're really hot, ice cream or lemonade can help, but don't overdo it with sugar. It can speed up your metabolism, making you feel hot inside.

Sleep downstairs

Warm air tends to rise upward, so if you live in a private house, try going to bed on the ground floor or even in a cool basement.

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