Despite record-breaking temperatures hitting the UK and abroad, millions of people still continue to work. This results in a feeling of tiredness and frustration.

But not for long! It’s time to say hasta luego to those summer blues, it’s time to cool down and enjoy your summer, at work, at home or abroad. Here are our top tips to help you beat the heat this summer.

Avoid the sun

We know, it’s obvious, but avoiding direct contact with the sun remains one of the most important factors when it comes to keeping cool. Always be on the lookout for shaded areas!

Avoid The Sun

DANGEROUS: We all love the sun, but know your limits. Photograph: Shutterstock / northallertonman

Freeze your fan breeze

It’s a simple but effective idea and requires minimal effort. Place a bowl of ice in front of your fan. As the fan blows, the ice melts and get swept up in the fans gusts resulting in your room becoming pleasantly cool.

Eat smaller portions, more frequently

Don’t eat less – just try to have smaller meals throughout the day. In order to break down your food, your body needs metabolic heat. Eating smaller portions during hot weather will ensure that you keep your cool.

Ditch the denim

Heavy materials such as denim make the hot weather significantly worse. The best material for hot weather is lightweight cotton.

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If you can, avoid darker colours as they absorb more heat than lighter shades. Whites and cream colours are not summery, they will also keep you cool. Brighter colours are more likely to reflect the suns radiation.

Ditch The Denim - Light and Cool Clothing for Summer

Light and Bright. Photograph: VideoBlocks

Keep your feet cool

Perhaps a more obscure tip, this heat hack works great. Many pulse points are located in your ankles and feet, so dipping your feet in a bucket of cold water will quickly cool you down.

Well there we go, there are our top tips for keeping cool this summer. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with the latest articles published on The Fight Malaria Blog, you can subscribe to our Mailing List by entering your email below.

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