Top tips to stay cool during summer….

We’re pleased to see that summer is sticking around this year. So that you can make the most of it and enjoy the hotter months, we put some top tips together on staying cool.

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  • Turn your heating off completely (make sure the timer isn’t on without you realising)
  • Avoid spending long periods of time outside between 12-4pm as this is the hottest part of the day.
  • Drink lots of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty! Fill up bottles of water and keep them in the fridge and take one with you if you’re going somewhere.
  • Avoid doing anything too active – do housework and gardening in the mornings or early evenings while it’s cooler.
  • Close blinds and curtains in rooms where the sun shines through to keep the heat out.
  • Wear loose, light-coloured clothing. Cotton or linen are usually the best materials for hotter weather.
  • If you’re really struggling to cool down take a cold bath or shower. This is a great tip before bed as it’ll bring your temperature down and help you drift off to sleep.
  • Avoid big heavy meals, especially with lots of salt in as this will dehydrate you.
  • Make sure you keep in contact with relatives, friends or neighbours to let them know you’re ok. If you know someone who is by them self give them a call or drop them a text to make sure they’re ok.
  • If you know a heatwave is on its way, speak to your GP beforehand if you’re worried about any health issues that the heat might affect such as breathing problems or heart condition.
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