THE sun has finally arrived and us Brits are hitting the beaches and parks in force to try and soak up the rays.
But be careful not to overheat during the warm season, as no one wants to spend a glorious weekend hauled up with heatstroke.
If you aren’t sure how to keep that body temperature down try our unusual tips, which are sure to keep you cool when things hot up.
Ever wondered why some of the hottest countries in the world consume the spiciest food?
A chilli-laden meal makes you work up a sweat without actually increasing your body temperature, meaning you’ll actually feel cooler after your curry.
Everyone knows that hot air rises so it stands to reason that you should be going as low as possible.
Head to the ground floor for the coolest part of your house – particularly if the room is tiled as they stay cold much longer than wood.
Stop doing the washing
Hold off on using machines which generate heat when the temperature starts rising.
If you do need to use your washing machine or dishwasher try running them at night or first thing in the morning while the temperature is still cool.
You may even want to consider eating fresh food that doesn’t need heating up in the oven.
Stick your sheets in the freezer
Stop things from getting uncomfortable and sweaty at night by sleeping under a thin cotton sheet.
You can increase the chill factor by popping your sheets in a plastic bag and leaving them in the freezer for a couple of hours before bedtime.
Ditch the booze… and the coffee
This one is quite a challenge but staying away from alcohol and caffeine is always a good idea when things hot up.
A chilled pint or an ice-cold frappuccino may feel like a good idea at the time but they will just leave you feeling dehydrated.
Eat more melon
Do yourself a favour and major on foods with a high water content.
A nice juicy slice of melon or a handful of grapes are just the ticket to keep your body feeling hydrated in the heat.
Hit the shops
Shopping centres are kitted out with the best air-con – an excellent tip to bear in mind when on holiday.
So if you can’t stand the heat, just hit the shops.
Although try not to go straight from a nice and chilly shopping mall into a burning hot car that’s been left in the sun!
Stay away from meaty meals
Steer clear of heavy meaty meals that make your body work harder than it needs to.
Opt for small bites which are easier to digest and avoid indulging in protein-rich food like steak as these will increase your metabolic heat and warm up your body.
If these are all a bit off the wall for you we also have some more traditional suggestions. Check out our 12 simple tips to keep comfortable over the summer.
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