These days have been unusually hot. That’s why we feel compelled to remind you of what to do when the thermometer rises.
- Drink plenty of water or liquids, don’t wait to feel thirst, unless you doctor has recommended you otherwise. Avoid alcoholic drinks (they dehydrate instead), coffe, tea, cola or very sweetened drinks.
- Stay in cool places, at the shade. Take a fresh shower or bath. Our swimming-pool is ideal for these.
- Avoid sunbathing at midday. The peak hours are usually between 11 and 16 hours, when it is better to avoid direct exposure to the sun. It is a great excuse to enjoy your lunch the spanish way, very slowly.
- Avoid outdoors sports in those peak hours, specially most intense ones (cycling, trekking, jogging…). It is better to programme your day to make these at first hour in the morning or later in the afternoon. It is also ideal to protect yourself from the sun and drink juices, isotonic drinks or water. For example, a freshly made papaya and orange smoothie.
- Take light meals to replace the salts lost with sweat (salad, fruits, vegetables, gazpacho or juices).
- When outdoors, try to remain under shade, wear light cotton or linen clothing and protect yourself from the sun with a hat. Remember you shoes should be fresh and light as well.
- If you are an elder, have a chronic disease or are with any medication, check with your doctor for additional mesures. Do not try self medicating.
- Babies and children up to 4 years should be dressed with light clothing, drink lots of liquid and don’t leave them in the car alone.
- If you feel headache, dizzy, cramps, breathless because of heat, tired or exhausted… you must warn our personnel or reach the nearest medical center.