Summer is hot and sometimes brings excessive heat that is dangerous to people’s health. Even heat waves can cause death in children and the elder.
To protect yourselves from the risks of illness from heat in summer, follow these tips:
Drink more fluid: even if you don’t feel thirsty to avoid being dehydrated and make you feel cool. However, liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar are not advised as they can speed up your dehydration.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing: Such clothing reflects heat and sunlight and help you keep your body temperature down
Wear sunscreen when going outside in the sun: it can help you stay protected from UV radiation.
Avoid being exposed to the sunlight in the peak hour: Avoid being outside during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade or stay indoors and if possible, stay in air-conditioned place to reduce the risk of too much sun exposure.
Slow down: Reduce or rescheduled strenuous activities such as exercise to cooler times such as early morning and late evening.