Top Tips for managing this heat safely.
The weather is dangerous right now and we have to take it seriously. This heat is sneaky and draining so we should be doing everything we can to remain safe and well. With predicted highs of 40 degrees celsius over the coming days, whether you are young or elderly, there are plenty of tips to keep us cool.
Work on keeping cool and if you have to cancel appointments or catch ups, we urge you to, where possible. Control what you can, as you don’t want to be stuck on a bus, in a waiting room or be caught out with no shelter. Ensure you have someone keeping an eye on you.
If you are sitting outside, find the shaded spots. Keeping curtains closed too can help keep rooms cool.
Get ahead. Get a hat
Ooooh we do love a nice hat, to give us shade and cool. Keep the sun off your eyes.
What to wear
We know that dark colours can attract and retain heat. Wear light colours, cool layers and things that make you feel comfortable. Breathable fabrics and natural fabrics such as linen and cotton are ideal. Try to keep your neck cool.
Moisturisers, sun creams, lotions and even perfumes can all be stored in your fridge and bring instant coolness to your summer’s day.
Ice Ice Baby
A wet flannel put in a freezer bag and kept in the fridge may become your coolest friend. Once chilled, take it out of the bag and wrap it around your wrists or back of your neck to cool your veins. This brings instant relief.
What to eat!
I love that spicy food can actually make you cool down. Hot spices can make you sweat in the summer heatwave which is natures way of cooling you down! Try it, you may be surprised. Honestly though, eat what you fancy and see if you can squeeze some lollies in your freezer.
Time of Day
Avoid the hottest time of the day to venture out. It is too wearing and can be dangerous if you are vulnerable to the heat. Early mornings and late evening strolls are good for the soul and the day is certainly cooler. See if you can find a companion to join you.
What to drink
It is true that warm tea can be extremely refreshing. The best advice is, keep sipping away. Drink little and often all day. Sipping bottles are fab so you can monitor how much you are drinking.
Pop your creams in the fridge and then apply – it’s so lovely.
Exercise in the heatwave – we say NO
Just best to use your common sense. Honestly, in the upcoming week, missing exercise is not going to be a bad thing. If you fancy heel pumping, joint mobilisations and light stepping. then that’s good for moving fluids around your body.
Final Thought “I am stood on an iceberg”
Relaxation and a little cooling, calming meditation just to keep those stress levels at bay and keep you lovely and relaxed. Take a look at some our our freebie relaxations to give you some tips.