Quotes About Hot Weather + 5 Heatwave mistakes most of us make
Quotes About Hot Weather
“There is no such thing as bad weather — only different kinds of good weather.” — John Ruski
“When even shadows need shadows to cool off, you must know that the weather is incredibly hot!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.-Jane Austen
“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne
5 Heatwave mistakes most of us make
Summer is the favorite season for many: It’s warm, the sun is shining, and there are long school holidays. But if the temperatures climb above 30 ° C, it becomes difficult for the human body to cope with the heat. It becomes dangerous for some people, especially through ignorance and cockiness.
We have summarized here which mistakes you should absolutely avoid and what else to watch out for in the heat.
Mistake 1: Not drinking enough
When it is very warm, the body loses fluids through sweating. Those who are dehydrated become more prone to sweating and heat stroke. So on particularly hot days you should try to do something good for your body and drink a good liter more water than usual.
It is important to drink more when it is hot. The daily amount of around 1.5 to 2 liters should be increased by at least one liter.
Of course, it depends on what you do on such a hot day. After all, not everyone has time off in summer, and some people have to do physical work even in the heat. Those who work in the heat have to drink more.
Make sure your drinks are not too cold, as this is also stressful for your body. Incidentally, in warmer regions of the world, it is common to drink lukewarm drinks such as tea in midsummer.
Mistake 2: Just listen to your thirst
Older people, children, and the sick, in particular, often do not even notice that they need to drink something. Simply because they sometimes lack the desire to drink or feel thirsty.
Since older people often lose their feeling of thirst, even under normal circumstances, they hardly have any drive to drink of their own. The problem is exacerbated in heat because more fluid is excreted through sweating. Sick people are also particularly at risk in the heat, as certain Drugs have a dehydrating effect.
Tip: Make a game of it and set yourself the goal of drinking enough with a kind of water challenge. You can also set an alarm clock as a reminder so that you don’t forget to drink.
Mistake 3: ignoring symptoms
How you can tell that the body can no longer cope with the heat? The first indications of a heat emergency can be headaches, dizziness, but also serious circulatory problems, a sudden circulatory collapse.”
These measures can help against overheating: This is where chilled, electrolyte-containing drinks such as apple juice spritzer help. By removing unnecessary or opening tight clothing, you can prevent heat build-up. In the event of heat stroke or exhaustion, you can cool things down with cold compresses and fanning out the air . If the condition of the person affected does not improve as a result of the first aid measures, call the emergency services.
Mistake 4: drinking alcohol
A refreshing cocktail with lots of ice and a lot of turns sounds tempting in the blazing heat, but it is absolutely wrong! Sefrin also has an explanation for this: “Alcohol consumption should definitely be restricted, as it leads to increased fluid loss in young and old.”
The better alternatives are juice spritzers, iced tea, or non-alcoholic mocktails. They look just as great, taste delicious, and you keep a clear and, above all, cool head in summer!
Mistake 5: sunbathing without protection
Beware of direct sunlight. Avoid long stays in the sun and physical exertion. Movement in a warm environment means a double burden on the circulatory system. Small children and the elderly must never be exposed to direct sunlight.
Tip: a sun hat for small children and older people, possibly with a neck protector, is a must. It is also very important to use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor for outdoor activities.
So if you make sure that you always have sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat ready, you can really enjoy the summer.