According to Wikipedia, “Acclimatization is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a gradual change in its environment (such as change in temperature, humidity or length of days), allowing it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions.”
The OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) website shares, “Humans are, to a large extent, capable of adjusting to the heat. Much of this adjustment to heat, under normal circumstances, usually takes about 5 to 7 days, during which time the body will undergo a series of changes that will make continued exposure to heat more endurable. However, it may take up to several weeks for the body to fully acclimatize.”
I am having trouble “acclimatizing.” TRUB-ELL.
It seems like just last week in Ohio, it looked like this:
Today? I feel like I’m in HELL. I can feel moisture accumulating on my skin. It is frickin’ HOT:
It is ridiculous. I distinctly remember four seasons as a child – winter/coats, spring/”wind breakers,” summer/shorts and tees and then fall/jackets – and, repeat. Now? It is ass-freezing cold, followed days later with 80+ temps/mind-boggling humidity… What the HELL?
I am OVER summer already – and it isn’t even officially HERE! Until I finally acclimatize, I’m following the lead of these dogs and getting as much air moving around me ASAP!!!