Preventing Heatstroke 2

PSA Yokohama

During this period, when hot summer days with temperatures exceeding 30℃ continue, extra care should be taken to prevent heatstroke. And it’s not just during the day that heatstroke can occur. Nighttime cases are on the rise too.

1. Please take note of the following four pointers for preventing heatstroke.

Replenishing fluids and salt

You should drink fluids regularly even if you do not feel thirsty. As a guide, you should aim to drink 150-200ml each time. If you have sweated a lot, please try to  take in the appropriate amount of salt too, through sports drinks etc. Alcohol will not rehydrate you.

2. Paying attention to clothing

It is also important to choose breathable clothing, made of materials such as cotton or linen. If you go out, try to avoid direct sunlight by wearing a hat or using a parasol.

3. Adjusting the temperature of the room

Use thermometers and humidity gauges and check them regularly. Block out direct sunlight with curtains, and open doors and windows to ventilate rooms. Don’t overdo things on hot, humid days. Use air-conditioning and fans.

4. Health maintenance in daily life

Sweating as a result of moderate exercise in daily life is important.

If you have not had enough sleep or are unwell, you should take extra care.

It is also important that people around young children and the elderly keep a close eye on their condition.

This period of lingering summer heat can leave you feeling physically drained, so please keep yourself in top physical condition, and enjoy the rest of the summer!