The summer heat can be really pleasant for, but for other, it can also weigh them down. Especially if you don't have the luxury of air conditioning!
This is the reason why many people have the reflex to take cold showers to combat this unpleasant sensation.
But that's not a good idea at all. Here's why:
Taking a cold shower in hot weather would be counterproductive. If the cold initially causes a very pleasant cooling sensation, the temperature difference between the outside air and the water might cause a thermal shock.
Running cold water over your warm body will make it naturally want to fight the cold by producing heat.
As a result, you will be hotter when you get out of the shower than before you got in! The best solution is therefore to take a lukewarm shower. If you are at work for example and you feel the need to cool off, the use of a mist sprayer is strongly recommended, because the evaporation of water causes a feeling of freshness.
To withstand the heat wave, it is very important to stay hydrated. For this, you must drink plenty of water, at least 1.5 liters per day.
But should you opt for cold or hot drinks?
As with the shower, drinking a cool drink to cool off is not the right solution, as it will have the opposite effect on you. We recommend a lukewarm drink, ideally at 12 and 14 degrees, to limit the yo-yo effects of the body trying to regulate its internal thermostat.
Drinking hot is not recommended either. This increases the body temperature and therefore causes sweating. The body draws on energy reserves to regulate its temperature, the sweating process speeds up, sweat increases excessively and the risk of dehydration is therefore greater.
Now that you know all of this, you know what to do and what not to do, to get through summer in comfort.
So, fear the heat no longer and make the most of the beautiful season! It goes so fast!
Do you enjoy the summer season?