Author: casper
Date: April 12, 2019
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Here Are Health Six Tips To Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

6 HEALTH TIPS – The recent recorded atmospheric temperature and heat index was way beyond expectation, so to combat health threats that may come with it, here are six health tips to avoid heatstroke!

Record-high heat index was reported last Wednesday, April 10 at Dagupan City. The highest ever heat index recorded in the Philippines is now 51.7ºC.

6 Health tips
Photo taken from CNN Philippines

As the Department of Health or DOH continues to warn the public against heatstroke, it is very important to know how to avoid the possibility of a heatstroke.

Based on the article from Cebu Daily News, these are the things you need to consider in order to avoid heatstroke this hot summer:

REHYDRATE OFTEN

Drinking plenty of water to rehydrate doesn’t cost much but it is a great help in avoiding heatstroke. So it is always best to bring refillable water containers with you at all times.

CARRY AN UMBRELLA

Walking under the heat unprotected makes you vulnerable to heatstroke. Umbrellas are lightweight and portable making them the best choice of protection against the sun’s heat.

TAKE RESTS

Sometimes you would feel that your body isn’t functioning really well. When this happens, move away from the sun’s heat and take a rest. It is also nice to use a hand fan to cool down.

AVOID TIGHT CLOTHING

Wear loose clothes such as lightweight t-shirts, sandos, and summer polos. Instead of using jackets, put on some sunscreen and use an umbrella instead.

AVOID LARGE CROWDS

Do not put yourself in crowded areas, especially when it’s mid noon when the sun is scorching hot. This will add to the body temperature and might cause exhaustion, dehydration, or heatstroke.

SEEK SHELTER WHEN IT GETS TOO HOT

Need I say more? When you feel like the temperature is unbearable, seek some shade. However, avoid going inside air-conditioned rooms right after staying under the sun. Sudden change in body temperature is also risky.

That is all there is to it. Stay safe!

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