The summer time is upon us and just like the past 5 years, the months of May, June and July bring with it heatwaves. Heatwaves are now a common thing in Pakistan with the temperatures rising up to 47 degrees. This gives way to a lot of people getting heat strokes, which need to be taken very seriously as they can become fatal. Here is how you prevent yourself from getting a heat stroke.
- It is best that you do not go out during the peak times of heat which would be anywhere from 11:00am to 3:00 pm of the day. That is when the temperatures are usually the highest and there are more chances of getting a heatstroke.
- If you absolutely must go out during this time, it is best that you take a bath with cold water before you leave and also after you come back from outside so that your body can cool down.
- Wearing loosely fitted clothes with lightweight fabrics is also another way of making sure that you do not get a heatstroke.
- Carry a water bottle with you and also drink plenty of water before you leave the house. Of course, during Ramzan this is not possible for those of us who fast.
- Do not eat deep fried foods or foods that make you feel heavy in the stomach. Instead eat fruits that are light and are known to act as a cooling agent for your body. These fruits may include watermelon, coconut, oranges and mangoes. All of these fruits can help you stay hydrated as they have a large water content in their organic structure.
- Wear caps and wash your face and exposed parts of the body from time to time with the bottle that you are carrying. Apart from drinking water, keeping your body parts wet, that are exposed to the sunlight can help you stay away from a heat stroke.
So stay safe and protect yourself from heatstroke and advise others around you to be safe as well.