The summer heat has now arrived and from now on the days will be increasingly sunny and muggy. Word of a meteorologist! So, how to survive the heat in the city? How to cool down in a natural and green way, without causing damage to our health and the environment?
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The summer heat has now arrived and from now on the days will be increasingly sunny and muggy. Word of a meteorologist! So, how to survive the heat in the city? How refrigerate in a natural and green way, without causing damage to our health and the environment?
Here, in summary, what the experts suggest:
Drink at least 10 glasses of water a day
Which correspond more or less to the 2 liters usually recommended also during the other seasons; so if we abound, reaching up to three liters, so much the better! He confirms it Michela Barichella, Head of the Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition Structure of the Clinical Institutes of Specialization (icp) of Milan: “Our body needs about 3 liters of water a day: a liter and a half is introduced with food and a liter and a half by drinking water. This means that if the daily amount of glasses of water needed varies from 6 to 8, in the summer the glasses should increase to 8-10 ".
Eat light, water-rich foods
Able to better hydrate our body. Go ahead and then a XNUMX cups milk, cooked and raw vegetables, fruit (especially watermelon and melosine, which are rich in liquids), ice creams, sorbets and yogurt, capable of introducing into the body not only the water necessary for hydration, but also many mineral salts essential to keep fit.
Consume less food but eat more meals throughout the day
In order to promote digestion and always remain light.
As we have repeated several times in recent years, it is important dress lightly, avoid clothing made of synthetic fabrics and favor instead natural fibers, such as linen and cotton, which do not cause allergic reactions and do not overheat the skin.
Shower several times during the day (even without soap)
But with lukewarm or cold water, in order to relieve the sense of heat and restore a pleasant temperature. Obviously without staying there indefinitely… watch out for water saving!
Turn off all electronic devices in the house
Especially the ones we don't use often. In this way the stand-by lights, the so-called vampires, will not suck energy and will not emit heat, thus helping to keep the temperature mild.
Arrange climbing plants on the balcony
In order to cool the environment, protect the home from the sun's rays and thus prevent our home from getting too hot.
Hang light curtains on the windows of our home
Especially the larger ones, which tend to heat up more easily, in order to further protect the domestic environments from the sun's rays. In this way, we will be able to avoid, or at least reduce, the use of air conditioning. And if you just can't give up the air conditioner… at least follow these small but precious tips.
Happy summer everyone!