5 ways TO BEAT THE HEAT

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Your Body -

1. TRY IT TEPID

Stay cool by drink­ing tepid wa­ter. A glass of wa­ter clink­ing with ice cubes might cool your body quickly, but it will con­strict blood ves­sels and send sig­nals to re­tain heat, rather than dis­si­pate it.

2. KEEP A COOL HEAD

Over­heat­ing dur­ing the night can in­ter­fere with your sleep, but find­ing that bliss­ful cold spot on the pil­low is made easy with a Lor­raine Lee gel pil­low pad, $39. Just place the pad di­rectly un­der the pil­low­case to dis­perse heat away from your head dur­ing the night.

3. USE A FAN AT NIGHT

Choose one with vari­able speeds, so you can cool your room down quickly when you go to bed, but leave it on a quiet set­ting through the night. Try the Dyson AM07 Tower Fan, $649. Stand a two-litre bot­tle of frozen wa­ter in front of it for in­stant air-con­di­tion­ing.

4. COOL YOUR PULSE POINTS

When you’re fit to boil, the quick­est way to re­fresh your­self is to hold both wrists, with your palms fac­ing up­wards, un­der tepid wa­ter for a few min­utes.

5. AND BREATHE

Con­trol­ling your breath­ing can help you cool down. Preg­nancy yoga classes are the ideal places to mas­ter the ba­sics. If you’d rather learn at home, try out the free on­line classes at www.stretchand­glow.com.au.

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