How to Avoid Heat Stroke

The summer season can turn out to be a real odyssey for all those who work outdoors, just because of the excessive heat to which they must inevitably cope. One of the most many risks, for all those who can not help but stay under the warm rays of the sun even in the most unthinkable hours. Represented by the heat stroke that leads to an increase in body temperature up to a consequent and excessive loss of liquids that can sometimes lead to serious consequences.

How to Avoid Heat Stroke

In fact, we will never stop advising to avoid the hottest hours to carry out our outdoor activities, unless we are called upon to do so for reasons that do not depend on our will, just like work. Below, I will show you some tips to avoid the sunstrokes with all the possible illnesses that can cause and ranging from the very first feeling of thirst, followed by loss of appetite, dizziness, up to more serious diseases such as nausea, vomiting and temporary loss of knowledge.

  • The first advice, in some respects even the most obvious, consists precisely in avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, especially during the most critical hours and also in cases where liquids are being taken. It should always be remembered that, if in the past we have already been victims of sunstroke, we must always be careful, despite some hours have passed, not to suffer relapses;
  • As already anticipated, it is advisable to drink plenty of water, ideal against dehydration. Remember not to take large amounts of water altogether, but it is a good rule to drink a lot even in the hours before our sun exposure;
  • In addition to water, it is also advisable to drink beverages rich in mineral salts; to this end, an excellent natural alternative is represented by fruits and vegetables, recommended foods during the summer season for their quantity of water and salt stocks;
  • Avoid some drinks such as those rich in caffeine (tea, coffee, coca cola), as well as alcoholic beverages that, contrary to what our body needs in moments of great heat, accelerate the process of dehydration making us sweat more;
  • The most avid smokers should reduce and, if possible, eliminate excessive cigarette consumption;
  • Always bring water with you, not just to quench your thirst but also to pour it from time to time on your head and neck; so we take advantage, if possible, of the presence of some small town fountains to refresh ourselves a bit;
  • Attention also to those who work in shops or offices equipped with air conditioning; often, the worst heat hits hit those who have been exposed for too long at internal temperatures much lower than the external ones;
  • Repairing the head with a hat could be an excellent alternative for those forced to spend several hours under the sun;
  • It is not advisable, however, to be bare-chested, as we absorb more heat: better to sweat with a sweater on, but in case of slight gusts of wind can refresh a minimum;
  • And speaking of T-shirts, always choose light-colored clothing that, unlike the dark ones, do not absorb the sun’s rays but reflect them.

As mentioned at the beginning of the article just like musikji, it is always advisable to avoid the hottest hours of the day, so if you have to do some commissions, choose the early hours of the day or, after sunset. Remember, finally, never to force yourself too much when you are under the scorching sun of summer, whatever the activity you are going to do!