Moving to Oklahoma City? Here's How to Adjust to the Hot Climate

summer funBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Local climate jealousy is a thing. Minnesotans envy Floridians any time there are three feet of snow on the ground, but Floridians rotate their attention north in the course of those incredibly sizzling summer months.

For those who recently transferred to Oklahoma City, the heat and humidity may smack you like a wall, especially during the summer season. Any jealousy you might be experiencing departs as the moving company unloads the final cartons out of the moving van in Oklahoma City. Thankfully, you can adapt to a hotter local climate. However, it usually takes a little extra time, so chances are you'll have to hang in there and cope with it a bit.

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

1. Adapt your schedule. Steer clear of going out in the full heat through the day and strive to plan chores for the morning hours or perhaps evening time. If you usually run in the afternoon, change it to early morning. Dining a little bit later can help you contend with the effects from the humidity on your hunger. In the event your schedule allows, there is a rationale why individuals in take siestas.

2. Refrain from the temptation to crank the A/C totally up to frigid levels. It's going to only slow your adaptation, not to mention cranking up your utility bills. You may also end up becoming too cold when you have been outside the house. Typically, it is best to set the A/C to about ten degrees below the outside temp, no more. Also, never run the A/C with the windows open, you are going to merely throw away energy.

3. If you have usage of a swimming pool or maybe the ocean, use it. Swimming definitely will cool you off, when you remain in for around a quarter-hour. Do not wreck it by sunbathing, though. Additionally, merely wading in the ocean may cool you down.

4. Certainly, you should drink more, specifically if you are older. As well, ensure you eat enough salt (except when you happen to be clearly on a low sodium diet). Perspiring will make you eliminate salt, which could make you sick. High levels of humidity may cause you to feel less dehydrated, while making sweating ineffective. You also may choose to curb your alcohol consumption until you are adapted, and if you do drink, go for a beer or possibly a tropical light drink over shots.

5. Wear a hat. Obtain a good, wide-brimmed sun hat (or more than just one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun's rays from the head makes you feel considerably cooler. In addition, counterintuitively, lightweight long-sleeved clothes can frequently keep you cooler over a tank top and shorts. Make sure everything you dress in is loose fitting and light colored. Stay away from exercising in snug spandex.

6. Make sure to keep eating frequently, even when you may not be ravenous. High temperature along with humidity can cause loss of appetite, and not eating plenty will add to any listlessness you currently feel.

7. Adjust how you cook. Save the lengthy cooking stews and roasts for wintertime and cook dishes that cook for a small amount of time and use the oven as little as possible. Consume extra salads along with fruits. Keep frozen goodies or, in case calories are a issue, popsicles on hand. You can even freeze berries or cherries and then suck on them. Should you be feeling focused, purchase an ice cream maker and test out different flavors.

8. Do not feel bad about being lazy on those lengthy summer time days. Often it really is simply too hot to move much.

Understand that it could take a little while to acclimatize. The first summer may well be unpleasant, but you can use similar mental tactics that got you through extended winter months up north. When summer comes around again you will find you manage it much better and you may well begin to like it.

If you are searching for a professional mover in Oklahoma City to assist with your move, give A-1 Freeman a call right away!

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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