We all love hot weather, beaches and the ocean! But what to do to escape the dangerously high temperatures this summer?
Summer can be both a blessing and a curse, depending on how well you tolerate heat. Especially in the UAE, you have to get used to the high temperatures found here, and the climate has proven to be problematic for many who weren’t born here. Thankfully, there are lots of tips to escape the heat which can make summer more enjoyable for everybody!
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1. Wear clothes in light colors. It is a well-known fact that light colors reject heat, while dark ones attract it. As such, you can store away your black clothes for now, unless you really need them for a special occasion. If you don’t own any white blouses, pants or shirts, you should really stock up, since they will help you in the fight with the heat.
2. Carry some water around. Even if it will get warmer after a while, it’s still good to carry around water. You never know when you are going to be thirsty, and if it’s too warm to be drunk, you can use it to splash on your face, arms and legs. If you feel sick or start to feel dizzy after spending a long time in the sun, take a handkerchief and pour some water on it. Place it on your neck and chest to lower your body temperature, and always cover your head with a hat.
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3. Try to drink something warmer. Maybe you think one of the most useful tips to escape the heat is to drink something with ice, anything, but the truth is that’s not the most effective way to cool off your body. Drinking a warm tea, as strange as it may sound, can help you fight heat better, since you won’t use any extra energy to heat the liquid in your stomach. That’s why you should at least drink something with a normal temperature if you can’t stand something warm.
4. Use ice. Take a sock, fill it with ice and place it on your forehead or chest if you need immediate cooling. However, don’t hold it too much, since your skin might get damaged if you expose it too much to low temperatures. Alternatively, you can play around with ice cubes and slide them on your skin, especially in places where veins are visible: on the neck, on your wrists, behind the knees and so on, so that blood can circulate faster.
5. Stay indoors. There’s no better advice than to stay at home during heat waves, especially if you have heart or circulatory problems. Install an AC machine in your home and you won’t even feel the scorching heat outside! Take showers often and don’t stress out too much, since this may raise your blood pressure. If it’s not totally necessary, don’t go outside and if you really, really need to go, remember our advice and protect yourself!
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