Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beat the heat

Its the time of mid summer in chennai and the temperatures have already crossed 100 degrees. Its very very hot and people stay inside home and offices and find a high time to beat the heat. Here are some tips on how to take care of yourselves in this summer.

  • Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available places.
  • Wear suitable dresses for the summer. Lightweight, lightcolored clothing reflects heat and sunlight and helps your body maintain its temperature.
  • Foods like proteins that increase metabolic heat production should be reduced.
  • drink plenty of water or other non alcoholic beverage. You may probably go for natural fluids such as fruit juices, coconut, buttermilk etc. Donot take salt tablets unless directed by a physician.
  • Stay more time in air conditioned places. If u cant afford air conditioner, spending some time each day in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.
  • Avoid too much sun. Sun burn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult. So, please avoid sun.
  • If u had to go out in the sun, then always take a cap and a bottle of water with you to maintain your body fluids.

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