Europe, this summer is threatened by dangerous heat waves, reported the weather forecast. Summer has already begun in some parts of Europe at the weekend with temperatures reaching 30 degrees. Heat waves could be a trend this summer in Europe, according to the summer forecast for 2019. According to HMS announcements, temperatures above the average for this period of the year are expected from Friday to Sunday.
General recommendations during a heat wave.
During heat waves, your health may get worse quickly. Some precautions should be taken to make you more comfortable and reduce health risks.
Be well hydrated. Drink 6-8 glasses of safe water per day.
✓ Often shower, to cool the body.
✓ Spent at least 2 hours a day in air-conditioned places (libraries, shopping centers, etc.).
Protect yourself from heat:
Limit your physical effort. Limit your physical activity, especially in the middle of the day, when it’s warm.
✓ Wear bright clothing and light clothing, UV protection glasses and cap.
Use UV-protected creams.
✓ Follow the recommendations of the healthcare institutions in your region.
Avoid unnecessarily going out in the period from 10 am to 5 pm
✓ Avoid alcohol and drink drinks, as well as beverages containing caffeine as well as extremely cold drinks.
✓ Avoid too fatty and high calorie foods, as well as foods that contain sugars.
FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN
During heat waves, the health of babies and children may deteriorate rapidly. Some precautions should be taken to make them more comfortable and reduce health risks.
Hydrate your children:
Give them a glass of water every 20 minutes.
✓ You often get your baby.
Refresh your children frequently:
In the pool or in the bath or shower at least twice a day.
Refresh the skin with a damp cloth several times a day.
Protect your children from heat:
Wear them in light clothing.
Cover your head with a hat.
Never leave them alone in a poorly ventilated room.
Never leave them alone in a closed car exposed to direct sunlight.
Limit their exposure to heat:
Limit your outdoor activities, such as sports competitions and other physical activities in the hottest part of the day.
Plan outdoor activities before 10 am and 3 pm. When the heat is less intense and UV radiation is lower.