Moving to Denver? Here's How to Adjust to the Hot Climate
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
If you just transferred to Denver, the heat and humidity might hit you like a wall, particularly over the summer season. Any envy you could be feeling simply leaves as the moving company unloads the last cartons out of the moving van in Denver. The good news is, you'll be able to get used to a hotter environment. Alas, normally it takes a little extra time, so chances are you'll need to hang in there and cope with it a little bit.
Here are some actions you can take to acclimatize to the heat and humidity after moving to Denver:
1. Adapt your regimen. Avoid heading out in the full heat during the day and strive to plan errands for the morning as well as evening. If you normally run in the afternoon, change it to early morning. Dining a tad later can help you cope with the effects of the humidity on your appetite. In case your routine permits, there is a rationale why people in take siestas.
2. Fight the urge to turn the A/C totally up to arctic levels. It will only decrease your adaptation, as well as cranking up your energy bills. You may even end up feeling too cool after you have been out of doors. Generally, you should set the A/C to around 10 degrees below the exterior temp, no more. Oh, never run the A/C with the windows open, you'll merely waste energy.
3. If you have usage of a swimming pool or perhaps the ocean, utilize it. Swimming will certainly cool you off, if you remain in for around a quarter-hour. Never ruin it by laying in the sun, however. Furthermore, simply wading in the ocean can cool you down.
4. Indeed, you should drink more, especially if you are older. Also, make sure you take in ample salt (except if you're explicitly on a low sodium diet). Perspiration will make you lose salt, and that can make you unwell. Substantial levels of humidity may make you feel less parched, while making sweating ineffective. You also might want to curb your alcohol consumption until you are adapted, and if you do imbibe, go for a beer or possibly a tropical light drink over shots.
5. Don a hat. Get a superb, wide-brimmed sun hat (or even more than one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun's rays away your face will make you feel a lot cooler. Also, counterintuitively, thin long-sleeved apparel will often help you stay cooler than the usual t-shirt and shorts. Ensure everything you wear is loose fitting and light in color. Avoid performing exercises in snug spandex.
6. Ensure that you keep eating frequently, even though you are not ravenous. High heat and humidity can result in appetite loss, and not consuming plenty will add to any listlessness you currently feel.
7. Adjust the way you cook. Keep the prolonged cooking stews as well as roasts for winter months and cook dishes that bake for a short time and make use of the stove as little as possible. Consume more salads and fruits. Keep frozen goodies or, in the event that calories are a worry, popsicles in the freezer. You can also freeze berries or cherries and then suck on them. If you're feeling focused, purchase an ice cream maker and test out unique flavors.
8. Do not feel bad about being sluggish on those prolonged summer time days. Often it is indeed way too scorching to move a lot.
Bear in mind it will take you a couple weeks to acclimatize. The first summer may well be difficult, but you can use the same mental tactics that got you through long winters up north. When the summer months appears once again you'll find you cope with it much better and you might well learn to prefer it.
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