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Beat the heat in summer

I know that there have been some hot days for many of you in the northern hemisphere. In Australia it is a cold winter and I am quite jealous of your warm days. :) But when its too hot it’s not fun, I know!

I have a collection of ideas that may help cool you down a little on a hot day.

Video: Health Report – Heat Injuries

This video gives a great explanation of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and the symptoms to look out for in each. Its a good video with a lot of practical tips for avoiding heat related illness.

Tips for a cool home

  • Keep your blinds down and curtains drawn during the day. Keep the heat out!
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, use a fan to circulate air to keep you cooler.
  • Avoid using heat generating appliances like ovens.
  • If you have an air conditioner regularly clean the filters to keep it efficiently cool.

Tips to keep you cool

  • Stay out of the sun and in the shade, especially during the middle of the day.
  • Dress in lightweight and light colored clothes. Dark clothes absorb heat.
  • Keep a water bottle with you during the day and drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as they can dehydrate you.
  • Have a cool bath or shower when really feeling the heat.
  • Minimize your physical activity during the middle of the day, exercise in the morning.

The elderly are especially vulnerable to heat related illnesses. Visit The National Institute of Health website to read their article on Tips for Older Adults to Combat Heat-Related Illnesses to learn more.

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