Louisiana is Home to Three of the Sweatiest Cities in America
If you feel like your antiperspirant/deodorant has been working overtime, it has!
According to MyDatingAdvisor.com, Louisiana is home to three of the sweatiest cities in America!
In fact, the only reason we probably didn't land more cities on the list is that they didn't look at Lafayette or Lake Charles, LA. Orlando, FL landed the top spot on the list followed by Corpus Christi, TX. We're not surprised that the top ten sweatiest cities in the country are all found in four states... Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama!
Which cities are the sweatiest in Louisiana?
According to MyDatingAdvisor.com's research, Baton Rouge is the sweatiest city in Louisiana and the third sweatiest in America. New Orleans was fourth on the national list and second in Louisiana. Not to be outdone, even in the northern portion of the state, Shreveport was the 31st sweatiest city in America and the third sweatiest in Louisiana.
It kind of makes you wonder why we put ourselves through this misery every year, doesn't it? I don't know about you, but I've had to scoop snow before and I'm not a fan. I'll take Louisiana and frequent showers every time! If you'd like to see the full list of the sweatiest cities in America, click here.
With that being said, we're in the midst of facing some seriously high and dangerous temps again this week. Here are some tips on how to stay safe and keep your cool.
What are the top things you can do to beat the heat?
1. Stay Hydrated - The CDC recommends drinking anywhere from 16 - 32 ounces of cool water for every hour you spend in the heat.
2. Find Some Shade - Whether you find a tree or bring along an umbrella or a pop-up tent, shade makes a huge difference. Of course, a cabana boy fanning you with a large palm leaf would be good, too!
3. Take a Dip - Is there anything more refreshing than taking a swim during the summer? Whether it's a pool, lake, or even running through the sprinkler, it'll cool you down fast. Just make sure to wear sunscreen!
4. Try to Avoid Peak Heat - If you can schedule your activity for the morning before the full heat of the day or when the sun is finally going down, do it! And don't forget to make sure your ceiling fans are rotating counterclockwise.
5. Wet Towels - Keep damp towels in a cooler or even better, freeze paper towels and take them with you. When you get hot, apply these to your neck and wrists. You'll instantly feel much cooler. And if you can find it, try Florida Water. We used this during travel ball and it really works! A spray bottle filled with chilled water is nice, too!
6. Choose Lightweight, Light-Colored, Loose Fitting Clothing - Trust me on this, darker colors get hotter faster and you certainly don't want to be caught wearing a wool blend in 90+ degree heat. Opt for breathable cotton fabrics that fit loosely and allow your body room to breathe and regulate its temperature.
7. Chill Your Lotions - You'll thank me for this one. There's nothing more soothing than smoothing on some nice cool sunscreen!
8. Wear a Hat - Don't wear just any hat though... I've found that a close-fitting baseball cap only makes me hotter. You want to find something with a wide enough brim that will protect your face, neck, and ears so you don't get a sunburn!
9. Pace Yourself - If you're working or playing outside in the heat and you're not used to it, make sure you limit your time outdoors. Later, as you become acclimated, you can increase your time in the heat.
10. Take a Drive - Even if you don't have A/C in your vehicle, roll your windows down and enjoy the breeze!