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Monday, 28 May 2012


Sorry there was no blog last week. The reason being that I was on holiday. I always take this week off in May as it's Chelsea Flower Show week, and generally I seem to have good weather! Remember that for next year if you're planning some time off in May!

As it was so hot last week it got me to thinking about how to keep cool......! I got searching on the Internet and came up with these tips. Hope some of them prove helpful to you!

Wear lightweight, light-coloured cotton clothes. Heat is trapped by synthetic fibres, but cotton absorbs perspiration and it's evaporation causes you to feel cooler. The light colours reflect the sun's radiation.

Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal,the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.

Run your wrists under a cool tap for five seconds each every couple of hours. This is because a main vein passes through this area and it helps to cool the blood.

Eat spicy food! Although this may be the last thing you fancy in the hot weather, curries and chillies stimulate heat receptors in the mouth, enhance circulation and cause sweating, which cools the body down.

Women should replace their usual body moisturiser with a cooling Aloe Vera aftersun product to use morning and night. This will help to lower your skin temperature.

Drink Chrysanthemum Tea. Practitioners say chrysanthemum is a cooling herb which clears the head.

Slow down and avoid strenuous activity which will stimulate your body and raise its core temperature. If you must go jogging, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually before 7am!

While you're out, keep house curtains drawn to stop it heating up like a greenhouse.

You may be longing for a cold beer or a chilled White wine spritzer. But you should avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body. You are better off with mineral water or low-sugar fizzy drinks. Also avoid drinks with caffeine such as coffee and colas, these increase the metabolic heat in the body.

Take a tepid bath or shower just below body temperature, especially before bedtime. Although a cold shower might sound more tempting, your body generates heat afterwards to compensate for the heat loss!

Sleep on a feather or down pillow with a cotton pillowcase. Synthetic pillows will retain heat.

Sit back, close your eyes and picture snow. Research has shown that the body reacts to these daydreams, reducing its overall temperature!

So hopefully armed with these tips you'll keep nice and cool on these sweltering days. Keep thinking those cool thoughts.....!!!!!!

Look forward to seeing you all in the shop after my week off. Those cool clothes are flying off the shelves don't wait too long before you come in!!!!!

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