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How to protect yourself from the heat: practical tips for everyone

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun26,2024

How to protect yourself from the heat: practical tips for everyone

These tips will help survive the heat/wirestock

Hot summer days can be exhausting and dangerous for health. Especially when you don't take proper precautions.

Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and comfortable in the heat. They are shared with you by Radio MAXIMUM!

1. Hydration

It's important to drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Water helps maintain normal body temperature and prevents dehydration. Avoid drinks high in sugar, caffeine and alcohol as they can contribute to dehydration.

How to protect yourself from the heat: practical tips for everyone

Drink enough water/Freepik photo

2. Clothes

Choose light, light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics such as cotton or linen. Light colors reflect the sun's rays, and the loose fit allows air to circulate and cool your body.

3. Sun Protection

Wear wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and use a high SPF sunscreen. Apply the cream 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours, as well as after swimming or heavy sweating.

4. Staying in the shadows

Plan outdoor activities in the morning or evening when the sun is not as intense. If you have to be outside in the heat, try to stay in the shade or create shade with an umbrella or portable awning.

5. Use of fans and air conditioners

Stay in cool rooms. Fans and air conditioners will help lower the air temperature in the house. If you don't have air conditioning, visit places with air conditioning, such as shopping malls, libraries, or movie theaters. Or buy yourself a portable fan that can work on a battery.

6. Cooling the body

Take cool showers or baths. Use wet towels or ice packs to cool the wrists, neck and other areas of the body. You can also use special cooling scarves or bracelets.

How to protect yourself from the heat: practical tips for everyone

Take a cold shower/Freepik photo

7. Restrictions on physical activity

Avoid heavy physical work and intensive training during the hottest hours of the day. If physical activity is unavoidable, take frequent breaks and drink more water.

8. Pay attention to your body's signals

Be alert for symptoms of overheating, such as dizziness, weakness, headache, nausea, rapid heart rate, and confusion. If you or someone around you experiences these symptoms, immediately move to a cool place, drink water, and seek medical attention if the condition does not improve.

9. Ensuring the safety of children and the elderly

Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures. Make sure they drink enough water, wear appropriate clothing and stay in cool rooms.

By following these simple tips, you can reduce the negative effects of heat on your body and stay healthy and active even on the hottest days of summer. .

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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