With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the heat and humidity that come along with it. Thanks to the invention of air conditioning, this is usually not a problem. For those of us who commute on public transportation, however, things can get sticky and sweaty pretty quickly. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to keep cool on public transit!
1) Stay hydrated.
This one should be a no-brainer, and yet people still tend to forget the importance of constantly drinking water. A great solution for public commuters stuffed on a bus or single subway car is to freeze a water bottle the night before that you can quickly grab in the morning. You’ll have an instant ice pack for your forehead and pulse points (wrists, neck, elbows) and ice-cold water as it melts!
2) Use a handheld fan.
Battery-powered pocket fans are God’s gift to public transit riders everywhere. Stick one in your purse, around your neck, or you can even get one that attaches to your phone! You’ve got yourself an instant breeze that’s easy to carry and use in a crowd and on the go.
3) Choose your outfit wisely.
When you know you’re going to be spending your morning in the heat and humidity of a public transportation vehicle, you need to dress for the occasion. Stick with lightweight fabrics to keep the air around your body flowing and light colors that absorb less sun. Don’t forget to pack any layers you’ll need for your destination though—that AC in the office can get chilly after a few hours.
4) Avoid sugar and salt.
As tempting as that morning donut might be, it’s a better idea to skip it if you’ll be commuting on public transit. High intakes of sugar and/or salt dry out your mouth and dehydrate your body very quickly. You’ll find yourself with an empty water bottle before you even get to the bus stop. Instead, try freezing a cup of fruit for a tasty breakfast that also cools you down!
For public transportation vehicles that keep passengers safe and comfortable, look no further than the new and used buses we have available at Northwest Bus Sales. We’ve got shuttle buses, vans, commercial passenger buses, and a variety of other models to fill out any fleet.
Give us a call at 800-231-7099 today so we can help you find the bus you’re looking for!