A tropical country only has two seasons, hot and cold. And the Philippines is one example. To be honest, living in the Philippines can be uncomfortable since temperatures frequently swing wildly between the two. High temperatures in the country make you want to turn on the air-conditioner, but that’s not always practical. Worry not, you don’t have to burden yourself with the bills just so you would feel comfortable and cool. Instead, you can do the following:
DRINK A LOT OF WATER DAILY
Commonly we are advised to have eight glasses of water each day. Some studies also stated that four to six may already be enough, but no matter how much is required, you can always make it as the minimum and drink every time you feel thirsty.
REFRAIN FROM ALL OTHER BEVERAGES
Thirst is not quenched by all consumable liquid available. Of course, you can still drink alcoholic beverages as long as it is kept in moderation, but remember that they dehydrate your body. Once you are dehydrated, you feel uncomfortable, and we don’t want that.
EAT COOL DESSERTS
The famous halo-halo is available in almost every corner in the Philippines, especially during summer season. This will help you feel cool and satisfy your sweet tooth. Other than that, you can also eat other desserts and visit Dessert parlors for a wider set of choices.
TURN UP YOUR FAN
Aside from air-conditioners, electric fans could help give and circulate cool air, too. A high-quality fan is what you will need, one that could turn its head from side to side. Cleaning the fan regularly is also needed to maintain cool air.
WEAR LOOSE CLOTHES
Loose clothes would less likely stick on your skin and make you feel more comfortable. Fit clothes would stick to your skin when you sweat, and you probably would not like it.
TAKE A BATH MORE OFTEN
Make it a habit to take a shower in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the evening. Every time you feel icky or hot, having a shower eases the feeling.