How to survive the heat: My best tips

I don’t know about you, but the Netherlands is blazingly hot right now, and it’s only getting worse. Since we are not used to this kind of weather, it’s a shock, and work seems harder than ever.

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To get through the heatwave, I’ve come up with some of my best tips to make it through the day. With these tips, you won’t be overheated and you can enjoy these summer days, while still getting done what you need to get done.

Water is your best friend!

You’ve heard it hundreds of times before: Drink enough water! Eveon though you know this damn well, I’ll repeat it for you one more time so you don’t forget. Make sure that you always have a water bottle with you, preferably with some ice cubes in it, and drink from it.

Besides drinking water, you should also use it to cool yourself. Splashing some water in your face in the bathroom, or emptying a water bottle above your head, it all works to cool yourself down immediately.

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Don’t have air conditioning? Get a fan!

In the Netherlands, most houses don’t have AC, simply because it doesn’t get hot here very often. But when it does get hot, a fan can already help you stay cool. I have one in my room, otherwise, I wouldn’t even be able to sit here

I recommend you to get one as well, it will make you feel a lot better, I ensure you

Avoid bulky and filling meals

If you’re anything like me then you won’t feel like eating at all with this kind of weather, but if you do then you should try to eat light meals.

Rich food, especially with a lot of protein, can speed up your metabolism, which then makes you exert extra heat. If there’s anything you want to avoid right now then it’s exerting extra geat, so stick to a summer salad.

Vegetable Salad on Plate

Ice compress your neck

If there is one spot on your body then you really want to keep cool it’s your neck, and a great way to do this is by putting an ice compress in your neck.

When you don’t have an ice compress you can always freeze a towel and put it on your neck. You will certainly feel a lot cooler within no time

How hot is it where you live and how are you beating the heat right now? I’d love to know what your best tips are 🙂

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