Summer is inextricably linked with strong sunshine and high temperatures. But be careful, because excessive heat can be dangerous to your health. Here are 5 ways to survive the heat and ensure your body has optimal conditions to function in the heat.

How to survive the heat: drink water regularly

To survive the heat, it is important to stay hydrated. Regular fluid intake helps to maintain an optimal body temperature and protects against the dangers of overheating. Moreover, water contains many valuable minerals (e.g. magnesium, potassium and calcium) which are essential for a daily diet, e.g. by influencing the correct functioning of the nervous and muscular system, reducing the feeling of tiredness and fatigue, maintaining the correct energy metabolism and maintaining electrolyte balance. Excessive sweating increases the risk of dehydration and the loss of valuable elements, so it is always worth having a bottle of water or a shaker with an Olimp Sport Nutrition Iso Plus isotonic drink at hand during your holiday, which will help you quench your thirst effectively.

How to survive the heat: protect your head

The danger of sunstroke is usually caused by overexposure to the sun. The scalp is so thin that sunlight raises the temperature of this part of the body much faster. This in turn can lead to serious health risks. Therefore, a good way to survive the heat is to wear a hat or a bandana (preferably in light colours), which can also be dampened with water to cool the head.

How to survive the heat: avoid hours of intense sunshine

Sunbathing enthusiasts are well aware that a summer day between 12 and 5 p.m. guarantees the strongest sunlight. This is also the time of year when there is an increased risk of sunstroke, and it is best to stay indoors or in a cool room. It is certainly worth avoiding sunbathing at this time, as it can do more harm than good.

How to survive the heat: use sunscreen

In hot weather the sun is merciless to the skin, which without adequate protection can become excessively dry and damaged. It is therefore advisable to provide the necessary protection and use cosmetics with sunscreen. It is important to remember that during the first heat, it is better to use creams or lotions with higher protection – the skin is not yet accustomed to strong sunlight, which explains its increased susceptibility to damage. In addition, do not forget that the cosmetics should be applied about a quarter of an hour before leaving the house.

How to survive the heat: don’t overdo the air conditioning

In modern construction, the installation of air conditioning is becoming a standard. More and more people are opting for air conditioners, which allow them to survive the heat in their houses or flats. But don’t go to extremes! The difference in temperature inside and outside a building should not exceed 6 degrees. Otherwise there is a high probability of developing a cold, which in extreme cases can cause a more serious problem such as angina or pneumonia.