Heat wave: 9 gestures to forget urgently when it is very hot


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Heat wave: 9 gestures to forget urgently when it is very hot


France is going through a heat wave. And for seniors, young children and even healthy adults, the heat is not without consequences for health. Without sun protection, the sun's rays attack the skin and cause sunburn. The tissues are attacked by the ultraviolet rays A and B, which are responsible for skin cancer. In hot weather, people are more prone to dehydration, a lack of water in the body. The cases of hydrocution, a thermal shock due to a sudden cooling of the body when it comes too quickly in contact with water, are very common in summer.

While some actions are recommended to prevent these health problems, others should be avoided. Stop the received ideas! Do not drink water whose temperature is too low or, Conversely, too hot. It is also not recommended to take a shower too cold. Sweating is a necessary natural mechanism. The purchase or use of an antiperspirant is not adapted to your body and often not recommended during heat waves.

Why should we forget all these practices, especially during hot weather? What are the other habits to leave? Elements of answers in nine points.

Read also :

⋙ Heat wave: 5 tips to better withstand the heat in the office

⋙ What happens in our body when we are too hot

⋙ The amazing food that helps us sleep in hot weather


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