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

summer funBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Local climate envy is a thing. Minnesotans envy Floridians any time there are three feet of snow on the ground, but Floridians shift their interest north in the course of those incredibly sizzling summertime.

For those who recently transferred to Oklahoma City, the heat and humidity may hit you like a wall, especially during the summer season. Any jealousy you may be feeling simply leaves as the moving company unloads the final boxes out of the moving van in Oklahoma City. Thankfully, it is possible to adjust to a hotter climate. Unfortunately, it usually takes a little extra time, so chances are you'll have to hang in there and deal with it a little.

Below are a few things you can do to adapt to the heat and humidity after moving to Oklahoma City:

1. Adjust your schedule. Refrain from heading out in the entire heat through the day and strive to schedule errands for the morning hours or evening time. For those who usually run in the afternoon, change it to early morning. Dining slightly later will help you contend with the effects of the humidity on your hunger. In the event your routine allows, there's a rationale why people in take siestas.

2. Refrain from the temptation to crank the A/C entirely up to frigid ranges. It's going to only slow your adaptation, as well as cranking up your utility bills. You may also end up feeling too cold after you have been outside the house. Typically, you should 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. In the event that you have ability to access a swimming pool or maybe the ocean, use it. Swimming definitely will cool you off, when you stay in for not less than fifteen minutes. Do not ruin it by sunbathing, however. Also, merely wading in the ocean might cool you down.

4. Indeed, you should drink more, specifically if you are older. As well, ensure you eat enough salt (except when you happen to be explicitly on a low sodium diet). Sweating will make you eliminate salt, which could make you ill. Substantial amounts of humidity may cause you to feel less dehydrated, while making sweating unproductive. You also may choose to curb your alcohol consumption until you are adapted, and if you do imbibe, choose a beer or a tropical light drink over shots.

5. Wear a hat. Get a good, wide-brimmed sun hat (or even more than just one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun's rays from the head makes you feel substantially cooler. In addition, counterintuitively, light long-sleeved clothes will 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 working out in tight spandex.

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

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

8. Don't feel bad about being lazy on those lengthy summer time days. Often it actually is simply too hot to move much.

Take into account that it could take a little while to acclimatize. The first summer may well be unpleasant, but you may use similar psychological tactics that got you through lengthy winter months up north. When summer appears again you will find you manage it much better and you might well start to enjoy 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

 

Request a free quote