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Staying cool and hydrated during the hot weather

Although hot weather is usually welcomed by most people, a prolonged heatwave can bring health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heatstroke and overheating.

Make sure you look after yourself and those that are vulnerable during the heatwave with these helpful tips:

  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • stay out of the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, to keep you safe in the heat
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling

More information and advice can be found on the NHS Choices website

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