Arab weather - the majority of our Arab regions are famous among the countries of the world for their blazing summer, so that summer temperatures rise to the mid-thirties Celsius over large areas of the Levant, the Maghreb countries and the highlands of Yemen, and even rise to the late forties and the beginning of the fifties Celsius sometimes in Iraq And the Arab Gulf states, Sudan, and the regions of the Great Desert.
And during the impact of heat waves on our regions, the need to know the best way to deal with the summer heat and reduce the heat on our bodies increases. Here are the most important tips for dealing with heat waves:
1- Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun during noon and afternoon hours:
Avoid standing for a long time in direct sunlight, especially in the afternoon and afternoon, this will help you avoid sunstroke, and help protect the skin from burning.
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2- Closing windows and curtains during daylight hours to prevent the strong heat of the sun from entering the house:
As soon as the hot sun hits your home after sunrise, close all windows and curtains, especially during the afternoon and afternoon hours, and reopen them after sunset when temperatures drop to reasonable figures.
3- Wear appropriate, light-coloured, heat-reflecting clothing:
Wear comfortable summer clothes made of light-colored cotton or linen, such as white, where light colors reflect rays and heat, while dark colors such as black absorb rays and heat, which increases the feeling of heat.
4- Excessive consumption of water and cold and hydrating drinks:
Drinking a lot of water and cold and hydrating drinks helps reduce body temperature and thus the continuation of the body's organs in their normal work, and this also helps facilitate the cooling process through the secretion of sweat.
5- Be careful while burning dry herbs or lighting barbecue fires:
The intense heat dries out the herbs so severely that it becomes easy to lose control of the fire, which speeds up its spread.
Therefore, it is preferable to surround the fire with a circle of stones that separates the place of the fire from the surrounding herbs and woods for fear of losing control over it during hot weather.
6- Do not eat fatty foods:
It is preferable to completely avoid eating fatty foods during heat waves, as the body's digestion of fat causes the body to lose large amounts of water, which causes intense thirst, and thus the body's ability to cool itself is weakened by sweating.
Eating fatty substances also causes what is called satiety, and when satiety meets high temperatures, this may lead to a feeling of fatigue and nausea, and the condition may deteriorate to the desire to vomit food or diarrhea, which causes an additional loss of water and salts from the body. .
Interestingly, eating foods with hot spices may help cool the body, provided that this is followed by drinking water afterwards.
7- Turn off household appliances that you do not use if they emit heat:
Turn off all household items that you don't need if they are emitting heat indoors. Such as computers and television.
8- Not exercising during daylight hours:
Because this leads to the loss of large amounts of fluids and minerals, and thus coma and shock.
9- Take a lot of showers:
A quick daily bath helps you feel relaxed and refreshed and reduces the feeling of heat.
10- Do not leave infants in cars:
Previous years witnessed various suffocation incidents of infants left by their parents inside cars until they went shopping during heat waves.
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