Escondido Real Estate Area- Stay Cool

Stay Cool in San Diego North CountyIf you live in the Escondido real estate area or another area of San Diego North County homes, you know that June gloom has turned to July fry.  Here are some common sense ways to stay cooler this summer in San Diego. 

  • Even if you do not feel thirsty, drink more fluids than usual.  During heat emergencies, water is the safest liquid to drink.
  •  Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. They make the heat’s effects on your body even worse.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increases metabolic heat.
  • Unless directed to do so by a physician, avoid using salt tablets.
  • If you take diuretics, ask your physician about a lower dosage during hot weather.
  • Slow down. Be your most physically active during the coolest part of the day, usually between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.
  • When engaging in physical activity, pace yourself.
  • Avoid using the oven.  Great time to go out for a good meal.
  •  Air out hot cars before getting into them.
  • Never leave children or pets inside vehicles at any time, even with the windows cracked. 
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun’s heat.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning is not being used, stay on the lowest floor.
  • Keep shades down and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate, which cools your body.

The above comments are compliments of the Coast News and are general tips.  Be sure to consult your health care professional before making any medical related decisions.   If you are interested in Escondido real Estate or San Diego North County homes, contact Gary Harmon, your North County Realtor.