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Protect Yourself from the Summer Heat

Protect Yourself from the Summer Heat




As the mercury continues to rise in Oman, here’s a quick reminder on how to protect yourself from the heat…

  1. Do not stay or leave anyone in closed, parked cars during hot weather, especially children or pets.

  2. Do not exercise vigorously during the hottest times of the day. Instead, run, jog or exercise during the cooler part of the day.

  3. Wear light, loose-fitting clothing, made from materials such as cotton, so sweat can evaporate. Don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun with a hat or umbrella.

  4. Drink lots of liquids to replace the fluids you lose from sweating. Don’t wait until you feel like you need a drink. When exercising, take small sips of liquid rather than large gulps. Water is the best drink to replace lost fluids.

  5. Do not drink beverages with caffeine as they speed up fluid loss.

  6. Some people perspire more than others do. Those who perspire a lot should drink as much fluid as they can during hot, humid days.

Source: American Red Cross



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