6 ways to stay cool during a heatwave

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty. Water is your best bet, but sugar-free electrolyte drinks are a good option too.

Stay indoors

Limit your time outdoors, especially during peak sun hours, which is usually between 10 am and 4 pm. Sunscreen and protective clothing are a must if you venture outside.

Dress to chill

Opt for loose, lightweight, and light-coloured clothing made from natural fibres like cotton. Avoid tight-fitting clothes and dark colours that absorb heat.

Limit strenuous activity

Avoid heavy exercises during the hottest part of the day. If you must exercise, do it indoors or wait for cooler mornings or evenings.

Beat the heat inside

Keep blinds, shades, and curtains closed during peak sun hours (usually 10 am to 4 pm) to prevent sunlight from heating your home.

Let your diet cool you

Fill your plate with water-rich fruits and veggies. Packed with hydration, they'll keep you cool and refreshed all summer long.

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