Indian Method for Hot Weather. Brings Instant Relief in 3 Minutes

    Indian Method for Hot Weather. Brings Instant Relief in 3 Minutes
    Tania

    1:11 AM EDT, August 16, 2022, updated: 8:36 AM EDT, August 16, 2022

    It seems that we wait all year for the arrival of summer: trips out of town, warm evenings outdoors, feasting together with friends and family. But while the summer weather is pleasant, once it arrives we just as often complain that we are too hot. How to cool down on hot days?

    It seems that we wait all year for the summer: trips out of town, warm evenings outdoors, feasting together with friends and family. But while the summer weather is pleasant, once there we just as often complain that we are too hot. How to cool down on hot days?

    Heat- Why Is a Potential Threat to Us?

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    Both environmental factors, such as the weather, and internal body heat resulting from metabolic processes contribute to how the body is heated. When the body becomes hot, body temperature can increase heart rate and blood flow to the skin as blood vessels dilate to increase sweating. When the body is unable to regulate its temperature due to extreme heat, it can cause illness, including heat cramps, exhaustion, stroke or hyperthermia.

    How to Cool Down in Hot Weather?

    There are a number of ways to cool down on hot days. Here are the best of them.

    Eat Spicy Foods

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    It may sound like a terrible idea on a hot day, but "spicy" foods such as cayenne and jalapeno peppers get their heat from capsaicin, which acts as an irritant on humans and makes us sweat more, which cools us down. Spicy foods stimulate receptors in the skin that respond to heat, blood vessels dilate, the ability to sweat increases, and we blush in the process.

    Eat Less Salty Foods and Protein

    Salty foods and protein generate metabolic heat during digestion and cause water loss. Eat more fruits and vegetables and smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day.

    Sleep Under a Damp Towel or Sheet

    This will feel especially pleasant if you have a fan running at the same time. The evaporation of water from the fabric will keep you cool throughout the night, and the sheet or towel will most likely be dry by morning.

    Make an Ice Dressing for Yourself

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    Sticking a cold compress to your head can work wonders in the heat, especially if you're prone to headaches. Put a few wet dish towels in the freezer and beforehand roll each one into a "C" so it will fit over your head when frozen.

    Set Your Ceiling Fan to Work Counterclockwise

    The blades on your ceiling fan are slightly tilted to push air either up or down. In winter, you'll want them to rotate clockwise, which will pull the cooler air in the room upward and displace the rising heat. In summer, switch the rotation to counterclockwise, which will push more of the wind flow into the room below.

    Wet Your Curtains

    Spraying or soaking your curtains is a great way to cool down any incoming sunlight or breeze from outside. This trick only works if you can get air circulation to evaporate the water. So run a fan at the same time or choose a window with a draft.

    Place a Bowl of Ice in Front of the Fan

    Simply throw a few ice cubes into a metal bowl and set it in front of a running fan. Tilt the fan or bowl so that the air flows directly onto the ice surface, cooling the blown air. You will feel the effect immediately.

    Keep Your Moisturizers in the Refrigerator

    Imagine rubbing a cold moisturizer on your forehead - or feet - in the middle of a hot day. What a relief! Additionally, applying moisturizer after keeping it in the refrigerator can help reduce puffiness and the appearance of acne. Although oil-based products shouldn't stay in it for long, as they won't absorb as well.

    Sidala’s Cooling Breathing Technique

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    This is a breathing technique associated with yoga. It allows you to cool your body in a few minutes without any water, change of place or anything else. Other than proper breathing. Sidali is also called cooling breathing for this reason.

    Get into a comfortable position and check the alignment of your back neck and core. Slightly extend your tongue and roll it into a roll meeting at the top with the two side "edges" of your tongue. It looks like you want to fold your tongue like Mexican tacos.

    Inhale through your mouth so that you move the air through your tongue - as if you were sipping it through a straw. Hiss then like a snake - "ssss". Hold your breath for a moment. Gently exhale through your nose, making sure you do it evenly and with control. Repeat a few times. After just a few breaths, you should notice that your whole body is cooler and your mind is clearer. Try it out and see for yourself the next time you can't stand the heat anymore.

    Stay healthy, stay safe!

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