Young children, the elderly and people with health problems are most at risk of problems on hot summer days. Here's what it's good to know when we want to protect ourselves and our children:
- Drink plenty of fluids
Heat stroke occurs when our body runs out of water. Tiny children have a smaller volume from which to draw water, which is why they overheat faster than adults, cardiologist Sotir Marchev warned on NOVA TV. Therefore, it is important to consume a large amount of water and fluids. It is good to avoid carbonated drinks and juices with preservatives and to bet on clean water and freshly squeezed juices.
- Do not drink the water from the bottle that was left in the car
If you have a bottle of water in the car that has been in it for several hours, while the car was parked and it was 35 degrees outside, do not drink more of it, advised Assoc. Marchev. The reason, according to him, is because of the high temperature that is formed in the car, chemical substances are released and in children they can cause precocious puberty, in women cancer and in men they can lead to baldness.
- Choose appropriate clothing
Clothing is important - in the summer wear light, loose and light clothes. Heavy physical exertion in very hot weather is not recommended.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
Food also releases heat during digestion, so we should not overeat. Meat foods release more heat, so eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid air conditioners
Work in a well-ventilated area and avoid air conditioners. Going in and out from warm to cold is stressful for the body. If you cool down, do so by setting the air conditioner to no more than 25 degrees.