6 ways in which you can protect yourself from a heatwave

With the extremely hot weather conditions and the schools/offices re-opening, it has become very difficult for people to cope with the high temperature, especially for students. Although numerous universities and workplaces have air conditioners, many in schools and at work are having a hard time dealing with the heatwave. Moreover, the news of fatal heatwaves in India and Pakistan has also alarmed many.

It is necessary to know the measures one can take to protect themselves from the heatwave.

If you’re struggling with the hot weather, here are some ways in which you can survive the heat-related illnesses:

1- Stay hydrated

If you’re sweating, you should make sure that you replace the electrolytes in your body. You can do this by drinking electrolyte replacement drinks or by eating a small amount of food with your water.

You should also consider drinking more water than you do usually even if you don’t feel thirsty.

6 ways in which you can protect yourself from a heatwave

2- Avoid caffeine

It is essential that you avoid or at least minimize caffeine intake. This is because caffeine acts as a diuretic and can dehydrate your body.

6 ways in which you can protect yourself from a heatwave

3- Eliminate all the unneeded sources of heat

The appliances left running without any reason, incandescent bulbs, computers and etc. can generate heat as well.

Minimize lights

4- Educate yourself by knowing the heat-related illnesses and their symptoms

Be aware of the signs of heat emergencies such as heat exhaustion, heat rash, heatstroke, and more. Knowing the symptoms will help you know when to call for help.

6 ways in which you can protect yourself from a heatwave

5- Avoid consuming large, protein-rich meals

This is recommended because protein-rich meals can increase metabolic heat and hence end up warming the body.

Avoid consuming protein-rich meals

6- Take frequent cool showers

6 ways in which you can protect yourself from a heatwave

Frequent cool showers would help keep your body temperature low. Moreover, it would also make you feel good and pleasant. Make sure you take a cold shower before going to bed if you have had a day of sun exposure.

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