Beat the Heat: How to Stay Cool in the Florida Summer Heat

Summertime in Florida is no joke! As soon as you step out of the house, you’re already ready to turn right back around to sit in the air conditioning. Luckily for you, Mr. Clean Can has some tips and tricks for beating that Florida summer heat!

Take Care of Your Body

This may seem obvious, but the best way to survive these hot and humid Florida summers is to stay hydrated! Even if you aren’t thirsty, you’ll want to continue to drink water throughout the entire day. The CDC states when you’re outside in the heat, you should “drink 1 cup (8 ounces) of water every 15–20 minutes. This translates to ¾–1 quart (24–32 ounces) per hour. Drinking at shorter intervals is more effective than drinking large amounts infrequently.” Along with drinking plenty of water, Mr. Clean Can suggests keeping any meals you’re eating in the heat very light. The reason for this is because when you eat a large meal, while your body is digesting it, your temperature will increase. However, if you eat a small meal that mostly consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, you won’t see as much of an increase in your temperature, thus keeping you nice and cool!

Dress For The Weather

If you’re planning on spending some time outside, whether it’s a day at the theme parks, or any other outdoor activity, you want to dress in clothing that will help keep you cool. Any light colored and lightweight, flowy clothing will be your best option. If you wear darker colored and tighter fitting clothes, you will find yourself quickly overheating. Along with this, we recommend wearing a light colored hat that can help keep the sun off your face.

Helpful Items To Bring

Aside from staying hydrated and dressing for the weather, there are additional ways to ensure you don’t overheat. A quick fix for cooling off is by using a personal sized fan, cooling towel, or facial mister. Each of these items will quickly cool you off. They’re perfect to have on hand when you know you won’t be heading indoors much throughout the day. If you’ll be spending the day in a lot of sun, with little shade to cool off in, we also recommend packing an umbrella. You can use this to create your own shade! Lastly, but certainly not least, keep sunscreen on you and be sure to reapply every two hours, because while it may not cool you off, it will keep you safe and protected from the sun’s harmful rays!

Do you have any tips or tricks for beating the heat during summer in Florida? If so, let us know in the comments below!