The risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke rises along with the temperature and humidity. Heat illnesses occur when the body’s cooling mechanism becomes overloaded. Regardless of your activity level, drink more fluids – your body needs water to prevent dehydration during warm summer days.
Stay away from liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts of sugar. Stay indoors or in shaded locations; wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing; and limit your outdoor activity to morning or evening hours when it is cooler outside.
So go ahead and take these obvious precautions.
1 Drink 10-12 glasses of water a day
2 Wear loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes
3 Minimise outdoor activities
1. Hydrate your body
Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water a day. Water is the best drink as it doesn’t contain any sugars that can add up to unnecessary calories. Drink fluids even if you are not yet thirsty. Once you have the feeling of being thirsty means you are already dehydrated.
2. Loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes
Wear loose, full-sleeved cotton clothes to protect the body from the sun and to aid evaporation of sweat. Use a hat to protect your head from the sun you go out
3. Stay indoors
Restrict outdoor activities to the cooler parts of the day – early mornings before 10.30am or late evenings after 530pm
Remember the best place to start the cooling process is in your body’s core.
Enjoy summer with these summer health tips :-)