How to protect yourself from Heat Wave

The heatwave is the excessive period of hot temperature which can cause humidity and sweating among people. The heatwaves are becoming common around the globe in different continents. A heatwave can be dangerous if it causes extreme sweating as it can result in dehydration. Excessive hot temperatures can also result in killing people. 7,000 die every year due to extreme temperatures. This necessitates that awareness regarding protection from heatwave is shared.



We will share a few ways to protect yourself from Heatwave:

How to protect yourself during Heatwave

- Overheating can be problematic for people who have breathing problems. The hottest time of the
day is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mostly, doctors advise people to stay indoors during these
timings. Keeping the windows and doors closed can also prevent the effect of the heat.

- Cold water is your best friend in hot weather. Doctors suggest 8 glasses of water during a regular
day. But during a heatwave, it is better to consume more water, chilled drinks and healthy smoothies
to keep your body hydrated. Avoid taking bath with hot water as it will further dehydrate your body.

- Reduce the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea or alcohol.

- Wear loose cotton clothing and wear light colours. Dark colours attract sunlight and heat. And light
powder colours will give a cooling effect and make you look fresh. Wear shades when going out. This
will protect your eyes and surrounding skin from skin burn. Wear sunscreen all the times. Especially
during the heatwave. A heatwave can cause quick tanning. Wearing sunscreen will help you to
maintain a shield against the harmful rays of the sun. If you are working out during hot weather,
make sure to drink 20 ounces of water before working out. And seven to ten ounces after working
out. Exercises can lose water content from the body. So it is very important to maintain the natural
water content of the body.

- The foods that we eat can help us maintain our energy levels while keeping us hydrated. Melon is
considered to be a water-based fruit. Eating chilled watermelon or making healthy smoothies from
watermelon can be a great source of healthy hydration for the body. Cucumbers are also known for
their health benefits and the water content they have. Salads and making drinks from cucumbers
will not only keep you hydrated, but it will also help you get rid of any toxic elements in your body.

- Heatwaves not only affect humans, but it also has effects on animals. If you have pets, try to keep them indoors and make sure they drink enough fresh water during the day. Do not take them for walks as heat can travel through their paws and can be a cause of heatstroke.

Symptoms of Heatstroke

- It is important to take precautions but at the same time, it is equally important to know the
symptoms of heatstroke. High blood pressure, redness of the skin, vomiting, seizures and heartbeat
fluctuations are all signs of heatstroke. Although, anyone can be at the risk of heatstroke,
elderly people and children can be affected more than others.
Prevention is better than cure. Stay safe!


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