If you have an AC in your office, you’re lucky. For those that rely on fans to keep cool in the office during the summer, you know the struggle to concentrate at work is real. If the heat is too much to bear and you’re losing concentration as well as feeling exhausted, here are a few tips that will help you beat the summer heat in the office.
How To Beat The Summer Heat In The Office
- Dress accordingly
Wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather that are thin and breathable. Avoid wearing layers and clothing with thick material. Choose breathable and light coloured clothing. If you have to wear a full suit, wear a short-sleeved button-down shirt if you can.
- Stay hydrated
Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Prepare some ice-cold water bottles by putting them in the freezer overnight or keep your water bottle in the fridge if your office has one.
- Go easy on caffeine
Almost everyone needs their coffee or tea to kick start their morning and several more cups to keep them fuelled during the day. Caffeine in coffee and tea increases the heart rate and blood flow, causing your body temperature to rise. In warmer weather, it’s best to drink fewer of these caffeinated drinks to ensure that your body temperature doesn’t rise too much.
- Eat small meals
When you eat heavy meals, your metabolism has to work hard to digest it. As a result, it increases your body temperature and can leave you feeling sluggish. It’s better to eat light meals frequently so that you don’t feel overheated. Consider eating leafy vegetables, fresh fruit and nuts.
- Bring a portable fan
It doesn’t matter if you have a fan in the office already, get yourself a hand-held electric fan. You’ll be able to put the fan as close to your face as you want and you can take it around with you everywhere.
- Cooling facial sprays
Invest in a cooling facial spray to get a bit of cold water on your face every so often during the day. Works wells for when you’re travelling to and from the office too. Alternatively you can take frequent trips to the bathroom and sprinkle some cold water on your face and neck.
- Rinse your wrist with cold water
Let your body temperature cool down by running cold water on your wrists to clear out heat from your system and help lower your body temperature.
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