Keep Your Cool! 7 Tips for Staying Cool When Temperatures Heat Up

Keep Your Cool! 7 Tips for Staying Cool When Temperatures Heat Up on

Here are some tactics you may not know about

We may be well into fall, but in south Florida the calendar doesn’t usually mean too much when it comes to the weather. While the majority of the country is digging out their sweaters, we get to stay in shorts. The downside is that even during this time of year, it can still be really warm. If you don’t have a pool to jump into, here are some clever tips that will keep you cool even on the hottest of days:

Eat spicy foods

Yes, you read that right. Have you ever eaten something especially spicy and felt the sweat start forming on your forehead? This is actually a natural reaction from your body to help you cool down. The more you sweat, the cooler you get, so think about getting some takeout from your local Mexican or Indian restaurant.

Breathe like a yogi

Not the bear; someone who practices yoga. Curl your tongue and inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose. Repeating this breathing exercise can help lower your body temperature in just a few minutes.

Dip your feet

When you’re feeling hot, you may sprinkle cold water on your head or face, but it’s really the other end of your body you should be focusing on. Putting your feet in a bowl of ice cubes and cold water will cool you off fast and also reset your temperature, which will last for hours.

Use your bottles

Sleeping when it’s hot can be challenging, but you can use a hot water bottle to get more shuteye. All you need to do is fill it with cold water and ice cubes and keep it next to you while you slumber. If you don’t have a hot water bottle, freeze plastic bottles, wrap them in a towel, and let them share the bed with you.

Strap on an ice vest

If you have to spend a good portion of your days outside, an ice vest would be a wise investment. This piece of clothing comes with panels that hold re-freezable ice sheets, so it will keep you cool for many hours.

Brew some tea

Step one: Brew up some mint or peppermint tea and put it in the refrigerator to get nice and chilled. Step two: Get a spray bottle and fill it with the tea. Step three: Spritz yourself when and where you need it. The soothing properties of the tea–along with its coldness–will help you cool off.

Get an air conditioner

Okay, so this isn’t a groundbreaking idea, but to stay cool in your home, a new AC is pretty much your best option. To find the right one for your home, contact Signature Air Conditioning. We carry a variety of makes and models and also provide maintenance and 24-hour service. To avoid having a sweaty holiday season, call Signature Air Conditioning at 954.457.4560 or fill out our online contact form.