Isn’t it one of life’s greatest ironies that you spend all year waiting for the summer to arrive, and then almost immediately regret your wishes because you realise all over again that you absolutely cannot stand the heat!? Some of us just aren’t meant to be those people who can dwell in the heat of the sun all day long, but it might comfort you to know that all the way back to ancient times, there were people who felt the same! Here are five ancient but natural ways to cool down in the heat of summer!
Watermelon is a food that is very naturally cooling for the person eating it. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but the juicy nature of it is will cool you down and also hydrate you at the same time.
2. Breathing Exercises
If you can roll your tongue, then you can do something called pranayama which is a breathing exercise that involves being able to further cool down your inhaling breaths and therefore cool your entire body. Google it for further details!
3. Morning Hydration
If you can drink twenty ounces of water in the morning, then you will find that you stay feeling much cooler for the rest of the day.
4. Aloe Vera
Add aloe vera to your diet and also add it to your skin via various care products. Aloe vera has an innate cooling property thanks to it’s delicate and soothing chemical makeup.
5. No Inflammatory Foods
Avoid any foods that have the potential to raise your body temperature, like alcohol, caffeine and sugar. Admittedly, these are all things that are very much associated with the summer, but if you want to feel cool more than anything else, work on cutting them out as much as possible.