Moving to San Antonio? Here's How to Adjust to the Hot Climate

summer funBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Local weather envy is something. Minnesotans envy Floridians when there are a couple of feet of snow on the ground, but Floridians spin their focus north throughout those incredibly sizzling hot summer months.

For those who just transferred to San Antonio, the humidity and heat may smack you like a wall, particularly within the summertime. Any envy you may be experiencing leaves as the moving company unloads the final boxes from the moving van in San Antonio. The good news is, you'll be able to adapt to a warmer local climate. Alas, it usually takes a little extra time, so you might need to hang in there and cope with it a bit.

Here are some actions you can take to acclimatize to the heat and humidity after moving to San Antonio:

1. Adjust your routine. Stay away from going out in the full heat through the day and try to plan tasks for the morning hours or perhaps evening. In the event you normally run in the afternoon, switch it to early morning hours. Eating slightly later can help you deal with the effects of the humidity on your desire for food. If your agenda will allow, there is a reason why people in take siestas.

2. Resist the temptation to turn the A/C totally up to freezing degrees. It'll only decrease your adaptation, as well as cranking up your power bills. It's also possible to end up feeling too cold after you have been outside the house. Usually, you should set the A/C to about ten degrees less than the outside temp, no more. Also, do not operate the A/C with the windows open, you will just squander energy.

3. In the event that you have ability to access a pool or the ocean, use it. Swimming will probably cool you off, when you stay in for a minimum of 15 minutes. Do not ruin it by laying in the sun, however. Also, simply wading in the ocean may cool you down.

4. Indeed, you'll want to drink a lot more, especially if you are older. Also, make sure you eat ample salt (except if you are explicitly on a lower sodium diet). Perspiration causes you to lose salt, and that can make you unwell. High levels of humidity can cause you to feel less thirsty, at the same time making sweating ineffective. You also may wish to decrease your consumption of alcohol until you are adapted, and in case you do consume, choose a beer or a tropical light drink above shots.

5. Wear a hat. Obtain a nice, wide-brimmed sun hat (or maybe more than only one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun away your head can make you feel significantly cooler. Additionally, counterintuitively, thin long-sleeved clothes can frequently help keep you cooler over a t-shirt and shorts. Make sure whatever you decide to wear is loose fitting and light colored. Stay away from working out in taut spandex.

6. Make sure to keep eating on a regular basis, even if you aren't ravenous. High heat along with humidity can result in loss of appetite, and not eating the right amount will add to any lethargy you already feel.

7. Modify the way you cook. Save the prolonged cooking stews and also roasts for winter months and make dishes which bake for a short time and employ the oven as little as possible. Take in more salads along with fruits and veggies. Keep ice cream or, in the event that calories are a worry, popsicles in the freezer. You can also freeze blueberries and other berries or cherries and then suck on them. In case you are feeling committed, invest in an ice cream maker and try out different flavors.

8. Don't feel bad about being lazy on those prolonged summer time days. Often it really is just too warm to move much.

Take into account that it might take you several weeks to adjust. The first summer could be unpleasant, but you can make use of similar cognitive tactics that got you through prolonged winter months up north. When the summer months arrives once more you can find you deal with it much better and you might well begin to like it.

If you are looking for a professional mover in San Antonio to help with your move, give A-1 Freeman a call today!

Sources:

https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/do-we-crank-up-the-a-c-too-high/

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/slideshows/16-ways-your-body-adjusts-to-a-new-climate?slide=8

https://leavingholland.com/10-tips-to-survive-in-a-warm-humid-climate/

https://wanderwisdom.com/misc/How-to-Survive-in-a-Humid-Climate

 

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