Summer is here again and almost every conversation, greeting or passing hello on La Quinta seems to involve some exclamation of the sweltering heat we are experiencing. Yes, even though we experience the same thing every year!
Other than hibernating in air conditioning, what else can you do to stay cool during the summer? Here are six ways to stay cool:
Choose cotton – for clothing and bedding
Lightweight and breathable; cotton is great for allowing ventilation and will help you stay cooler than many synthetic fabrics or sheets.
Limit time outside to early morning and evening
Before the heat rises and after it subsides is the time to run errands, meet up with friends or take a stroll. If you are out in town in the middle of the day, take advantage of some of the over air conditioned stores on La Quinta; browse and cool down at the same time.
Eat frequent small meals
Smaller portions of cold food will help you stay cool while in comparison, a heavy, cooked dinner will have a thermogenic effect, heating you up from the inside. Not ideal in this climate!
Chill your pulse points
A cold compress or cold pack kept in the fridge or freezer can work wonders when applied to the pulse points on the wrists and to the forehead, temples and back of the neck. This literally cools your blood as it flows close to the skin at these points, therefore cooling the body as it circulates. Some ice cubes or a bag of frozen peas can also do the trick.
Rooftops are great places to meet up in the evenings as they are generally more exposed to the wonderful ocean breeze that can help you stay cool while you enjoy a night out.
Drink plenty of iced water and limit caffeine and alcohol intake, which can dehydrate the body.
Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert and Founder of Spa & Wellness Mexico magazine