SUMMER HEALTH TIPS
1)W E A R C O T T O N
Soft, breathable and lightweight, cotton is one of the best materials for hot weather. It also soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool. Cotton comes in countless styles and colours, meaning you can find a cotton garment to fit pretty much any need.
2) K E E P H Y D R A T E D
Probably the most obvious tip, we all now how important it is to stay hydrated whether it be on a daily basis or during the summer days. Whether your driving, out for a walk, lounging in the sun, or relaxing at home, keep a bottle of water near by.
3) P A Y A T T E N T I O N T O W H A T Y O U E A T A N D D R I N K
Did you know your diet affects how you can manage your body’s response to high temperatures? Eat less salty food and protein and eat more fruits and vegetables. It’s also best to eat smaller, frequent meals.
4) S E E K O U T I N D O O R A C T I V I T I E S
While you want to make the most of the sun, on some days it may be best to stay indoors! There are plenty of family friendly activities to keep you occupied. Now’s the perfect time toget the boardgames out!
5) L E A R N T H E S I G N S O F H E A T S T R O K E A N D H E A T E X H A U S T I O N .
Dizziness, a rapid pulse, nausea,headache and fainting are all signs of a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Though symptoms can vary, if you or a loved one starts to feel any of the above, get to a cool place ASAP.
6) W E A R L O O S E , L I G H T W E I G H T , L I G H T – C O L O R E D C L O T H I N G
The worst thing you want to feelwhen your hot is sticky! Stay comfortable by wearing clothes that are loose and light wear as they will help you keep cool and comfortable.
7) R I N S E Y O U R WR I S T S
Wondered how this one helps?Washing either your wrists or your feet with cold water before you hit the hay can help you to cool down and drift off! Next time you find it hard to get some shut eye don’t forget to give your wrists & feet a good rinse.
8) S T O C K U P O N I C E
You can never have enough ice! Apartfrom staying hydrated, making sure you’ve got enough ice ready to break the heatwave is a must! Perfect for drinks, or a face towel, ice is the next best thing (possibly better!) to water.