Moving to Austin? Here's How to Adjust to the Hot Climate

summer funBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Local weather envy is something. Minnesotans are jealous of Floridians any time there are a couple of feet of snow on the ground, but Floridians spin their focus north throughout those incredibly sizzling summers.

If you recently migrated to Austin, the heat and humidity might hit you like a wall, specifically within the summer months. Any envy you might be sensing simply leaves as the moving company unloads the final cartons from the moving van in Austin. Luckily, you can adapt to a warmer local climate. Unfortunately, it can take a little time, so chances are you'll need to hang in there and cope with it a little bit.

Here are some things you can do to adapt to the heat and humidity after moving to Austin:

1. Adjust your routine. Refrain from heading out in the full heat of the day and try to schedule tasks for the morning hours or evening hours. In the event you usually run in the afternoon, switch it to early morning. Dining slightly later will assist you to deal with the effects of the humidity on your desire for food. In case your agenda permits, there might be a rationale why people in take siestas.

2. Refrain from the urge to crank the A/C completely up to arctic degrees. It will only decrease your adaptation, as well as running up your energy bills. You may even end up feeling too cold after you have been outside. Generally, you should set the A/C to around ten degrees below the outside temp, no more. Also, do not operate the A/C with the windows open, you will simply throw away energy.

3. In the event that you have access to a swimming pool or maybe the ocean, use it. Swimming will cool you off, when you stay in for not less than a quarter-hour. Don't ruin it by sunbathing, however. Furthermore, just wading in the ocean may cool you down.

4. Indeed, you'll want to drink more, especially if you are older. Also, ensure you consume sufficient salt (except when you are explicitly on a lower sodium diet). Perspiring will make you shed salt, and this can make you sick. High amounts of humidity may cause you to feel less parched, while making sweating unproductive. In addition, you may choose to decrease your consumption of alcohol until you are adjusted, and if you do drink, select a beer or even a tropical beverage above shots.

5. Don a hat. Get a nice, wide-brimmed sun hat (or even more than only one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun off your face can make you feel considerably cooler. Additionally, counterintuitively, lightweight long-sleeved clothing will often make you stay cooler than a t-shirt and shorts. Ensure whatever you dress in 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 when you may not be feeling hungry. High temperature and humidity can result in loss of appetite, and not eating plenty will add to any lethargy you currently feel.

7. Modify the way you prepare food. Save the extended cooking stews and also roasts for wintertime and prepare foods that cook for a small amount of time and make use of the oven as little as possible. Consume more salads along with fruits and veggies. Keep frozen treats or, in case calories are a concern, popsicles in the freezer. You can also freeze blueberries or cherries and then suck on them. If you're feeling ambitious, invest in an ice cream maker and experiment with various flavors.

8. Don't feel bad about being sluggish on those long summer time days. Sometimes it actually is way too warm to move much.

Remember that it might require a couple weeks to adjust. Your initial summer could be unpleasant, however you can use similar mental techniques that got you through long winter months up north. When the summer months appears once more you'll find you contend with it much better and you may well start to enjoy it.

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