Eat cold food, drink regularly: coping with hot temperatures

Keep out of the heat, stay cool, eat cold food and drink regularly – what experts suggest to cope with the summer heat.

The Health Ministry has issued a health warning as temperatures on the Maltese Islands continue to rise. Experts insisted on keeping well hydrated during the hot summer months as high temperatures causes water to be lost from the body at quick rates, resulting in dehydration.

It can also lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke. High temperatures can affect anyone, but older people, babies and young children, people with chronic conditions and physically active people are at a higher risk.

To avoid the effects of high temperatures, it is important to keep out of the heat by avoiding any unnecessary exposure to the sun during hot periods of the day, usually between 11.00am and 4.00pm.

It is equally important to stay cool by staying in the coolest parts of the home and at work, to drink regularly and eat more cold food.

Remember to seek medical advice if you have any concerns.

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