How to stay safe in hot weather  

Yahoo! News June 2024

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Dr Angela Rai, GP at The London General Practice, offers some advice and tips on how to stay healthy in hot weather. With temperatures across Europe rising this summer it is important to take measures to avoid heat exhaustion and heatstroke

“At temperatures over 32C, you are more likely to develop heat exhaustion – at over 40C you are more likely to develop heatstroke…”

Top tips to stay healthy in hot weather:

  • Stay hydrated: In normal conditions an average of 1.5 – 2 litres of water per day is advised, however in higher temperatures this should, increase to 3 litres spaced throughout the day. Coconut water and sports drinks are also known to replenish electrolytes and help with hydration.
  • Avoid Alcohol: Alcohol causes dehydration and can also reduce awareness of symptoms.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise especially at the hotter times of the day typically between 11am and 4pm.
  • Stay cool: Light clothing, hats and staying in the shade can all help keep you feeling cooler. Use a damp cloth on the back of your neck to help cool down.

Both young children and the elderly are more at risk in the heat so make sure to watch for signs of dehydration or heat exhaustion.

To find out more about how to stay safe on hot weather read the full article here.

If you are concerned about heatstroke or heat exhaustion then book an appointment with one of our private London doctors by getting in touch with us here.

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