As warm weather rolls in, we need to work to keep ourselves cool. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 600 people in the US die from heat-related issues every year. And while not all hot weather is fatal, it sure is uncomfortable.
Tiny changes, such as wearing a different fabric or trying an alternative sunscreen, can help you feel ten times cooler. Even researchers have backed some of these heat-fighting techniques. Read on to learn how you can regulate your body temperature while in the scorching heat.
Water, Hot Or Cold, Is Your Best Friend
In 2007, a study in the Journal of Sports Sciences indicated that drinking water stabilizes the body’s core temperature. When people are hot, they get dehydrated quickly since they’re sweating more. Rehydrating replenishes this sweat, which in turn lowers body temperature.
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine asserts that drinking water replenishes sweating within three minutes. Although ice cold drinks will cool the body faster, the actual temperature doesn’t matter. Hot drinks can make you feel better because they encourage sweating, which cools you down. Aim for six to eight glasses of water a day.