I'm going to be living in Pensacola, Florida from December to August 2017 (obviously lol) I'm from the southwest where it's a dry heat so i've never really had to deal with humidity but all anyone can say is "Good luck feeling like you're always under a wet blanket in the heat!" any tips? And I won't be able to just stay inside, my job will require a lot of outside work and physical activity.
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Eh. You'll get used to it.
I mean, really, that's all I can say, is... You'll get used to it.
I grew up in Southern California, and I've lived in both Tokyo and Houston (both of which have hot humid summers, especially Houston)... and I acclimated to both climates pretty quickly.
Couple of things.
• As much as you might be tempted, DO NOT hang out in super-cold A/C all the time. If you do this, then you simply won't ever acclimate to the conditions.
You MIGHT want to turn the A/C up really cold when you go to sleep (most studies show that people sleep deeper when the room is silghtly too cold)... but not the rest of the time. The rest of the time, you should let the indoors be just about as hot as you can comfortably stand.
• If you are asthmatic, or have chronic bronchitis or some other lung-related issue, then the humid climate will be good for that. Asthmatics breathe MUCH easier in humidity.
• Humidity is VERY good for yr skin.
• On the other hand, it's shit for yr hair. If you've ever been on the fence between cutting yr hair short and leaving it long... this may be the time to chop it. Lol.
• If you've gotten accustomed to wearing yr clothes a few times before having to wash them... Ahahahahahahha.
• You don't have to drink QUITE as much water to stay hydrated as in a dry climate (since you don't sweat as easily, so you won't lose water as quickly).
Ironically, this is the same reason why humidity is uncomfortable to begin with -- you don't have "evapotranspiration" (cooling down by letting sweat evaporate). But, point is, the risk of dehydration is lower. You don't have to be chugging down tons and tons of fluids all the time.
• It's still hot at night during the summer. I don't know about you, but, I LOVE hot summer nights. That's pretty much the only thing I don't like about California weather -- it's always cold at night, no matter what.0
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