Do you find yourself missing the workplace air-conditioning at times like this? Us too! It’s no secret that us Brits find the heat unbearable at the best of times, but with working from home becoming the new norm and the temperature creeping up, we’ve put together some top tips on how to keep the sweats at bay.
h2... oh, that’s better!
Say no to coffee and stay hydrated with water! Caffeine can raise your body temperature which isn’t the best when you’re trying to keep cool. You should be keeping your body topped up with 6-8 glasses of water on a normal day so with things heating up, you should take a few more sips. And if water doesn’t take your fancy, tickle your taste buds by adding a burst of flavour.
take if off!
Working from home allows for some rules to be broken! If your company has a dress code policy, HR won’t be offended if you relax the rules slightly so that you can stay cool - taking off your socks is a no brainer! Just be mindful of any upcoming video calls - think ‘what would HR say?’ and keep a light cover up nearby incase of any last minute calls.
let the breeze in.
Shutting out the sun on hot days might seem like a shame but it’s one of the best ways to keep cool whilst being in doors - open the windows, and close the curtains, you won’t regret it.
hands off the meat! (sorry!)
A cool, crisp salad is a light and refreshing meal packed with high water content to keep you hydrated during the heatwave - why not try a fruit salad as a healthy snack too! Cutting out meat from your diet can save your bacon - with meat being the hardest macronutrient to digest, your body goes into overdrive trying to break it down resulting in meat sweats! Check out some summer salad recipes here.
If you don’t need to keep electronics plugged in, don’t! From your smartphone to your lamp, they can produce unwanted heat that can make you feel even hotter.
Get the ice cube moulds at the ready and pack the freezer with ice lollies - these will help bring your temperature down quicker and it tastes good! Why not try freezing a hot water bottle and popping it near your feet!
If you're having trouble keeping cool while working from home this summer, we hope these top tips have helped!
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