2. For a quicker cool down, use an ice pack on your wrists. The ice pack will cool your blood as it travels through your wrists quicker and you will feel cooler almost instantly. If an ice pack isn’t available, just run cold water on your wrists and face.
3. Keep unnecessary lights off and do less indoor cooking. Lights, stoves and ovens produce heat, which can raise the room’s temperature and your body’s also.
4. Bathe or shower more often. A mildly warm or cool shower or bath will cool your body and help you feel refreshed.
5. Use a portable fan. The added air movement of a fan is similar to standing in a gentle breeze. You don’t have to aim the fan at you, just allow the fan to circulate the air in the room that you are in.
If you think you may be suffering from heat exhaustion, get out of the heat quickly. Try to get inside in an air-conditioned room if possible. If you can’t get inside, find a cool, shady place to rest. Drink plenty of water but avoid alcohol and caffeinated or sugary drinks such as soda or iced coffee. If you don’t feel better within 30 minutes, seek medical help.
Keep Your Cool