With now one more nuclear power plant site in Japan in the process of shutting down their electricity production, I think one of the biggest upcoming challenge is how to cope with the typical high humid temperature during summer. Further METI is requesting cuts in electricity by 15 % for both households and companies. The scheme will be voluntary for household and small- and medium sized companies, while for big companies the reduction will be mandatory. METI indicates that a big company is a company that uses
more than 500 kW. As one consequence the air-conditioning systems will be set for sure everywhere at a higher temperature than in the past and although cool business is promoted, how can you make sure that you do not actually melt this summer? According to Nikkei Shimbun there are some tasks that will help to prepare for a hot summer. Although yesterday Tokyo was already experiencing high temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius it is still time to get ready. The recommended activities are:
– Make sure that you do some exercise outside in the morning or the evening that will bring up your heart beat and let you sweat a bit
– Focus on drinking warm drinks like tea
– Cut down on sweets
The goal is to train the body to get used to some light sweating. Now it is the time to get up and moving so that you can cope with the upcoming summer better. In case you know of any ideas or tips that help to make a hot, humid summer more bearable, do let us know.
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