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

summer funBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Climate envy is a thing. Minnesotans are jealous of Floridians whenever there are several feet of snow on the ground, but Floridians spin their attention north during those crazily sizzling hot summertime.

For those who recently transferred to Tulsa, the humidity and heat may very well whack you like a wall, specifically during the summer season. Any jealousy you could be feeling leaves as the moving company unloads the final boxes out of the moving van in Tulsa. Luckily, you'll be able to adapt to a hotter environment. However, it usually takes a bit of time, so you may need to hang in there and contend with it a little.

Here are some steps to adapt to the heat and humidity after moving to Tulsa:

1. Adjust your regimen. Steer clear of going out in the full heat of the day and try to schedule tasks for the morning hours or evening hours. If you usually jog in the afternoon, switch it to early morning hours. Dining a little bit later can help you deal with the effects from the humidity on your appetite. If your schedule will allow, there's a good reason why persons in take siestas.

2. Fight the enticement to turn the A/C completely up to frigid degrees. It'll only slow your adaptation, along with cranking up your utility bills. You may even end up becoming too cold after you've been out of doors. Usually, it is best to set the A/C to about 10 degrees lower than the external temperature, no more. Also, do not ever run the A/C when the windows are open, you'll simply waste energy.

3. If you have access to a pool or maybe the ocean, utilize it. Swimming definitely will cool you off, when you remain in for a minimum of 15 minutes. Do not spoil it by laying in the sun, however. Additionally, simply wading in the ocean may cool you down.

4. Yes, you should drink much more, particularly if you are older. Likewise, be sure you take in sufficient salt (except if you are clearly on a lower sodium diet). Perspiration causes you to shed salt, and that can make you ill. Excessive levels of humidity might make you feel less dehydrated, whilst making perspiring unbeneficial. You also might want to lower your alcohol consumption until you are adapted, and if you do drink, choose a beer or a tropical cocktail above shots.

5. Put on a hat. Purchase a good, wide-brimmed sun hat (or even more than just one) and utilize them. Keeping the direct sun off the head makes you feel substantially cooler. In addition, counterintuitively, thin long-sleeved apparel can frequently help you stay cooler than the usual tank top and shorts. Make sure all you put on is loose fitting and light in color. Stay away from working out in tight spandex.

6. Be sure to keep eating frequently, even though you are not ravenous. High temperature as well as humidity can cause appetite loss, and not eating the right amount will add to any listlessness you currently feel.

7. Adjust how you cook. Keep the prolonged cooking soups along with roasts for wintertime and make foods that bake for a limited time and employ the stove as little as possible. Take in more salads in addition to fruits and veggies. Keep ice cream or, in case calories are a concern, popsicles in the freezer. You may also freeze blueberries and other berries or cherries and then suck on them. In case you are feeling ambitious, purchase an ice cream maker and experiment with different flavors.

8. Don't feel bad about being lazy on those lengthy summer days. Sometimes it is indeed way too scorching to move much.

Bear in mind it will take you a few weeks to acclimatize. The first summer might be difficult, but you may use comparable cognitive tactics that got you through extended winter months up north. When summer time appears once again you'll find you cope with it much better and you might well learn to like it.

If you're looking for a professional mover in Tulsa to help with your move, give A-1 Freeman a call today!

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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