5 Simple Tips to Beat the Heat and Stay Healthy this Summer for Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Stay cool and safe this summer with these essential tips: sunscreen, hydration, shade, and recognizing Dehydration, Heat Stroke symptoms. Beat the heat!

Beat the Heat: 5 Essential Strategies for Protecting Yourself from Sunburn, Dehydration, Heat Stroke, and More this Summer

With sun’s rays becoming more intense during these periods, it is important to take measures that will prevent you from negative effects of heat. Here are 5 typically small yet very important tips on how you can avoid the scorching summer heat and have fun safely.

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Sun Smart Strategies: Finally, protect yourself from UV rays by wearing sunscreen of at least 30 SPF and reapply at frequent intervals if you are going to be out in the sun. Make a selection of other protective apparels such as broad brimmed hats, and light colored, full sleeved shirts. Hang umbrellas during the hottest time of the day, which is usually between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.

Hydration Hacks: Try to avoid getting dehydrated, and always make sure that you are taking enough water during the day even if you are not feeling so thirsty. Water is your best bet but even sports drinks help in knowing the lost minerals because of the sweat. Eat more water-containing fruits such as watermelons and cucumbers to help you increase your water consumption and keep cool naturally from within.

Cooling Techniques: To regulate your body temperature, try and shower or bath when it is cool instead of warm. Ventilate the house by using fans or air conditioners to make sure an indoor circulation of air is created. If the weather outside is hot simply wet a towel with cold water and put it either on your forehead or around your neck.

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Recognizing Warning Signs: Being careful with the signs of heat illness like heat stroke, heat exhaustion and which includes; dizziness, nausea, pounding heart rate and confusion. If you or somebody knows somebody suffering from these signs, transfer him to fresh environment and make sure the person drinks enough water, and if the case persists, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.

Seeking Shade: When able, make use of umbrellas or any similar things to shield oneself from the heat of the sun so as not to get a sunburn or any other heat related ailments. Take with you a folding umbrella and make your own spot of shade whenever one is hard to find.

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As we learned, there are numerous ways to reduce the negative impact of heat on our bodies and keep summer healthy all the time. Do not take heat lightly it is not just about appearance but your health as well.

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