5 ways to stay cool during a heatwave

A heatwave is currently gripping parts of South Africa – here’s 5 ways to keep your cool:

1. Stay hydrated: drink plenty of water and other hydrating beverages such as herbal tea, coconut water, and fruit juices. Eat cold foods: Eat cold foods like salads, smoothies, and frozen treats to help keep your body cool.

2. Wear lightweight and breathable clothing: Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes or clothing made of heavy materials such as wool.

3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol: Caffeine and alcohol can make you more prone to dehydration, so it’s best to avoid them in the summer.

4. Avoid direct sunlight: When you are outdoors, take breaks in the shade or try to seek out areas with more trees.

5. Take cool showers: Taking a cool shower can help to lower your body temperature and make you feel refreshed. Find other creative ways to stay cool, like filling a water balloon and sticking it in the freezer for a cold compress.

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