SURVIVING SUMMER 

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AND HYDRATED DURING HEATWAVES

Published By MintGenie Team | 02 Apr, 2024

How Heatwaves Affect Our Body?

The combination of external and internal heat affects the body's temperature regulation, potentially leading to organ damage if the body cannot cool down effectively through sweating.
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Who is at Greater Risk?

Certain populations, including older adults, individuals with chronic illnesses, children under 4, and those with mental health conditions, are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
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Here are some tips to stay healthy and hydrated during summer:
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Seek Air Conditioning

Spend time in air-conditioned environments like malls, libraries, or grocery stores to beat the heat. 
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Limit Outdoor Activities

Engage in outdoor activities during cooler hours, typically between 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., and avoid strenuous activities during peak heat times. 
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Apply Sunscreen

Protect yourself from sunburns by wearing sunscreen daily, as sunburns can impair the body's ability to cool down and contribute to dehydration.
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Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, and avoid alcoholic or sugary beverages. Sports drinks can help replenish lost salt and minerals through sweating.
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Dress Appropriately

Wear light, breathable clothing in light colours, and opt for sun protection accessories like hats and sunglasses. 
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Opt for Light Meals

Choose lighter meals such as salads or sushi, and add foods with more water content like cucumber, tomato, and celery to your diet. 
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