My friend was asking me how I kept my room so cool and my simple answer was “I grew up in Hawaii.” When it gets warm outside then you start to think of ways to keep yourself at a functional temperature. ZzzzzZzzzZzzz
My brain shuts off and while I may not sleep because the heat makes it too uncomfortable I can hardly say I am awake. Air flow is key to regulating heat in the house and it takes some time to think about where air gets caught up and where it flows. If there are any pockets of air that do not flow then that area usually won’t be able to stay cool. Bathrooms help with heat control due to the plumbing. Often times the if it gets really hot I will fill the bathtub to allow it to suck the heat out of the air and cool everything. This happens because of evaporation and I learned it instinctively as a kid but it is sound science and it is how a swamp cooler works. Putting up blankets that are soaked in water helps too the side effect is that it will be very humid but it will be cooler than if you did not. It is important to bring in cool air at night but then shut up the house during the day to keep it cool. Using a car window shade works well in your home to keep out heat and you can put up tin foil.
It comes down to timing, reflecting or dissipate, and airflow You need to have your window open for the cool night air then close up the house. The windows need to reflect heat away with curtains and reflectors or dissipate it with water. Finally keep air flowing and that can mean shutting off parts of the house that get warmer than others.
These are my solutions to fighting Hawaii heat or any other kind without AC.
Good Luck and stay cool.
My friend commented today on sitting in the rain and how it rejuvenating it can be. I recalled the many moments in my life when I was amid the pouring rain and how it filled my spirit. A good soak from the heavens fills you and discover how empty you might be. Peace is often hard to find and it slips away and you can be so busy that you don’t feel it leave. I do find that when I go for my swims I am emotionally more complete and water universally within me seems to heal. It is likely true that many people feel this way.
I have not been writing as much lately because I am on an adventure to find a new place to live. Wish me luck please and I will do my best to write as much as I can some new articles. I am working on one now about braids.
Good luck everyone.
Hooray for water that is just more.
Side effects of infused water with the list below are; detoxification, energy, and hydration.
Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking,
- Green tea, mint, lime–fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.
- Strawberry, kiwi–cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion
- Cucumber, lime, lemon– water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion
- Lemon, lime, orange– digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (drink this one at room temperature)
48 hour time limit to fruit…. –
You can put more water using the same fruit,
but discard after 48 hours.
Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Here is the %:
- Muscle consists of 75% water
- Brain consists of 90% of water
- Bone consists of 22% of water
- Blood consists of 83% water
The functions of water in human body are vital. The water:
- Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Moisturizes the air in lungs
- Helps with metabolism
- Protects our vital organ
- Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
- Regulates body temperature
- Protects and moisturizes our joints
Human Water Requirements!
How much water should you drink every day? Nobody knows for sure and different people have different views. Experts say that you should drink at least eight glasses of water every day; a glass of water is about 8 ounces US or about .236 milliliters. That estimate assumes that your environment is normally cool, you are about 150 pounds or about 68 kilograms, and exercise in some form, about 20 minutes a day.
Research has shown that adequate water intake may prevent heart attacks. One study found that individuals who drank five or more glasses of plain water a day had a much lower risk of fatal coronary heart disease compared to those who drank less than two glasses a day. The results of the study showed that drinking high amounts of plain water is as important as exercise, diet, and not smoking in preventing coronary heart disease. It is noted that neither total fluid intake, or intake of other fluids combined, showed this reduced risk. In contrast, for women, high intake (five or more glasses a day) of other fluids, showed a greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease. “Water, Other Fluids and Fatal Coronary Heart Disease” American Journal of Epidemiology