Staying Cool During Summer

Staying Cool During Summer

We have been having some lovely warm weather recently and it could be set to stay. The sunny weather is great to have and a good source of vitamin D. However the prolonged high temperatures can affect your health. In particular, the older population are more likely to suffer from heat exhaustion and heat stroke as they find it more difficult to adjust to the sudden change of temperature. Here are a few tips to help stay cool:

  • Stay out of the sun during the hottest points of the day (11am-3pm)
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water that you lose during sweating
  • Wear light loose clothing to help keep your body temperature down
  • Cool down whenever possible which might be having a cool shower or bath
  • Wearing a hat can keep your face in the shade and make you feel cooler when out and about
  • Find were in your home the coolest spots are. If need be close the curtains or blinds to prevent the sun from warming the room to much
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