How To Prevent Spontaneous Combustion In The Heatwave
Doomsday is upon us! Hellfire and pressure-cooker heat is set to literally melt the UK. Or so the media would have you believe…
Jokes aside, it will definitely be very hot over the next few days, so this brief article will highlight a few tips to help you look after your health and wellbeing during the heatwave.
How To Keep Cool During A Heatwave
1) Protect your skin
Sunburn is no joke, and in the UK we’re not very good at protecting ourselves.
At the first sight of a sunny day, it seems that people get so excited that they run out into the sun without thinking and waddle home at the end of the day completely ‘lobstered’.
As you will probably know, sunburn significantly increases your risk of skin cancer later in life, and is also the number 1 cause of premature aging. Two things that nobody would wish for.
So whether you want to wear suncream, a hat, stay out of the sun during the middle of the day, or out of the sun completely, it’s important to protect your skin.
If you pay attention to the media, the chances are that you might just do all of the above! Who wants to burn alive after all?
2) Regularly drink water
This may seem obvious, but drinking water regularly is super important. We should do this all the time, but during a heatwave, we sweat out significant amounts of water, so replenishment is vital.
The color of your urine can be a good indicator of adequate hydration. It should be clear to very light yellow, any darker and you are already dehydrated.
The consequences of which can be lethargy, headaches, feeling dizzy, and in severe cases, even death!
Sipping water regularly throughout the day is the best way to stay hydrated. For more information about dehydration and how to prevent it check out this resource from the NHS.
3) House temperature regulation
In the UK, most of our houses are built for colder temperatures, so heatwaves can hit us hard. Carpets, insulation, etc… Not good for hot weather.
If you have a good air conditioning system, lucky you! You will not need to read this tip.
But for those of us who don’t, we can take some inspiration from hotter countries to regulate internal temperature.
In the Mediterranean area, people often keep windows open during the night and early morning, then close them during the day. This traps cool air inside the house.
They also close all shutters or blinds during the day to prevent the sun’s rays from heating up the inside of the house. This is especially important with south-facing windows.
4) Lay off the booze
Alcohol and heatwaves are a risky combination. Alcohol not only decreases the chances of using common sense in regards to sun protection and hydration but can also severely dehydrate the body.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes the body to release fluids. Not what you need during a heatwave! If you do decide to drink, do so in moderation, and drink plenty of water.
5) Keep your zen with hemp and CBD
While supporting your well-being with hemp and CBD products obviously won’t reduce your body temperature, they could make the heatwave a bit more tolerable.
If you’re not feeling 100%, the last thing you want is to be subjected to excessive heat. It could make you feel a whole lot worse!
CBD oils and patches tend to be our best-selling products, but during a heatwave, our water soluble CBD could be ideal for adding to your water or making CBD-infused ice lollies.
Hopefully, the combination of all of the above could be the difference between tossing and turning at night or having a cool, restful sleep.
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