You will do well to avoid strenuous activities that could result in over-exposure to the sun such as sports and gardening or you do them in the early hours of the day when the temperature is still cool.
There is no doubt that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable so we should take care of these groups by ensuring the follow the rules as advised.
Water, yes; water is the king of all drinks. It has always been although some of us prefer other liquids. At this time, we should be drinking plenty of water and avoid drinks containing alcohol and caffeine. This is what the doctors say.
The type of dress you wear at this time may also help you minimise the heat and attendant effects. We are advised to wear loose fitting, light-colour clothing that cover as much of the skin as possible when outdoors.
Do you have hats, caps, head scarves, umbrellas, sunglasses or sunscreen? These can serve as protective apparel or gadgets at this time, not for show.
You may also be:
*Taking cold baths and leaving the water to dry on the skin
*Controlling the temperature of your work environment by proper ventilation
*Staying on the lowest floor of the house out of the sunshine
*Covering windows that receive sun with drapes or louvres.
Where there is heat injury, you should relocate to a cooler place and rest, take off any excessive clothing and put on cool clothes on your skin and try and fan yourself.
Save yourself from heat rash, heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and more serious illnesses.