26 Jun Top Tips to Stay Cool
Here’s our top tips for keeping cool in the warm weather…
Stay shady: Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler. Use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed – metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter. Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
Avoid the heat: Stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm, the hottest part of the day, if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
Cool off: Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
Stay hydrated: Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (such as tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
Plan ahead: Make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
Dress sensibly: Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.