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how to prevent heatstroke

Avoid Peak Sun Hours

Stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. However, if it is very hot before or after these times, also avoid being out in the direct sun during those times.

avoid peak sun

If possible, schedule outdoor activities for the coolest times of the day, early morning or after sunset. If you need to go out when it is hot, make sure to apply sunscreen, wear a hat and stay in the shade whenever possible. Also, do not forget to carry a water bottle with you.

Get Acclimated to the Heat

Allow your body to acclimate to the heat to increase your ability to do strenuous work during the hot summer days. Acclimating means gradually getting your body used to the climate.

get acclimated to heat

A sudden change in temperature can cause illness. So, after spending a long time in the sun, rest a bit before going into an air-conditioned building. This will prepare your body to handle the change in temperature.

Similarly, after sitting in an air-conditioned area, stay outside in the shade for some time before going out in the sun.

If you travel to hot climates for vacation or work, allow your body to get used to the heat before spending your day outside.

Exercise Carefully

Exercise is good for your overall health, but any strenuous activity in the daytime during the summer months can raise your body temperature, leading to heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

exercise carefully

During the summer season, plan your exercise routine accordingly.

Avoid strenuous exercises during the day.
Avoid playing outdoor sports during the peak hours of the day.
Schedule your vigorous exercises for cooler times of the day.
If you go for a morning walk, do it before the outdoor temperature becomes too high.
Do aerobic exercises indoors and take regular breaks.
Consume enough fluids before, during and after exercising.
You can also opt for a gym, but make sure it is air-conditioned.

Park Your Car Sensibly

park yourcar sensibly under shade to protect against heatstroke

When parked in the sun, the temperature inside your car rises quickly. In addition, the oxygen level inside the car becomes dangerously low. This can lead to heatstroke and even death.

Park your car in a shady place.
Always lock your car after parking to prevent children from getting inside.
Do not sit in a parked car. Instead, stand outside your car under some shade.
Do not leave children or elderly people in a parked car, even if it is for a few minutes.
Do not leave animals, especially dogs, in a parked car.
Do not take a nap inside a parked car during the hot summer.
If you need to sit in the car on a hot day, make sure the air conditioning is on or at least open the windows all the way.