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How to keep your cool in the office

The Great British Heatwave is a memory we cling to throughout the dreary winter – and this summer, it's been even longer and hotter than any of us could have hoped. However, with the BBQs and garden parties of the weekend come the trials of the weekday existence as the mercury climbs into the high twenties. Office politics are tricky at the best of times, but the heat brings new problems.

What to wear?
It can be difficult dressing for work in the heat. If your commute leaves you drenched in sweat, bring a spare shirt to work. Sandals are fine in most offices and they beat ballet pumps, which often end up overheating feet and creating unpleasant odours!

A major heatwave issue is the air-conditioning; dressing for the baking hot outside and the fridge-cold temperatures inside is a problem many have to tackle during the summer months. Layering is key here – pair light short sleeve or sleeveless tops with cardigans that you can throw on when the air conditioning gets too chilly in the office.
Air con wars
It’s a fairly common experience for offices to be freezing cold at one end and blazing hot at the other - so there's no point complaining or arguing, because someone is always going to be uncomfortable. Instead, try and make it a little easier for yourself at whichever end of the office you’re sat – if it’s too hot, buy a small desktop fan and if it’s too cold, keep a cardigan or long sleeve top at work. You can find a great range of stylish long sleeve tops at isme.com.
Windows
Sitting right by a window that's catching the full glare of the sun is one of the fastest ways to get yourself uncomfortably hot. If you're fortunate enough to have a laptop or otherwise portable PC, retreat to one of the shadier corners of the office, or pull down the blinds if that's an option.

Lunch
This may be surprising, but it has been shown that salads and ice-cold smoothies are not actually what we should be consuming to keep our inner-body temperature down. Instead, hot and spicy food is the best option, as it encourages the brain to lower the body temperature – and hot drinks work in the same way.


Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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  2. Good picks - I hate it when the air con is set to freeze and its hot out.
    I'm lucky (or not depending on how you slice it) that I wear a uniform for work - and good thing because I'm a baker - dont wanna get my nice clothes covered in cake batter ;-)

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